Police officers recently apprehend two men who allegedly burglarized a home in Clifton NJ on Thanksgiving night.
According to authorities, the two suspects committed the burglary at a residence located on East Seventh Street in Clifton, New Jersey. The break-in was discovered when the home owners came back to the residence on Thanksgiving night around 11:00 p.m.
The items taken from the residence reportedly included electronics, jewelry, and personal documents like credit cards. Authorities estimate that the total value of the stolen items is several thousand dollars.
After returning to their home, the victims dialed 911 and notified the Clifton Police Department, which quickly dispatched officers to the area. The officers canvassed the surrounding neighborhood and found a witness who was able to provide a description of the suspects’ getaway car.
Six hours after the robbery was first reported, police officers located the suspects’ vehicle parked outside a residence on Lily Street in Paterson, New Jersey. A police search of the vehicle allegedly led to the discovery of several items purchased with the victims’ stolen credit cards.
While police searched for the burglars, the suspects reportedly used the stolen credit cards to go on a shopping spree at a number of businesses throughout NJ, including stores in Passaic County, Essex County, Bergen County, and Morris County.
The suspects were eventually busted when they allegedly returned to the same Target store in Fairfield, New Jersey. Fairfield NJ detectives arrested the 22-year-old suspects in the parking lot.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Thanksgiving Night Burglars Nabbed After Black Friday Shopping Spree, Cops Say.”