Police arrested two individuals who allegedly committed a burglary spree throughout Passaic County, NJ
The suspects are a 38-year-old man and his 34-year-old wife, both of whom are from West Milford, New Jersey. According to law enforcement officials, the two suspects burglarized at least five residences located in West Milford and Ringwood. The suspects are said to have used a flathead screwdriver to open window and gain access to the houses.
West Milford Police Department detectives and Ringwood Police Department detectives conducted a joint investigation into the burglary spree and eventually identified the suspects after getting a tip about a suspicious car parked on a West Milford NJ street.
Police officers staked out the area and followed the suspects as they reportedly drove a gray Honda Civic to a jewelry store located in Oakland, New Jersey. The suspects allegedly intended to sell some of the stolen items at the jewelry store.
When law enforcement searched the suspects’ vehicle, they reportedly found several stolen valuables, as well as burglary tools.
The suspects were subsequently arrested and charged with five counts of burglary, five counts of theft of movable property, and five counts of criminal mischief.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspects talked to detectives and reportedly admitted to having committed the burglaries and thefts.
For more information about this case, check out the NorthJersey.com article, “West Milford Couple Charged with Five Counts of Burglary.”