Gloucester Township NJ police recently arrested a Sicklerville New Jersey man who was wanted on burglary charges.
The suspect is a 38-year-old male who resides at a residence on Mango Court in Sicklerville, NJ. He is accused of committing the theft around 4:30 p.m. at a Gloucester Township NJ home. The homeowner was outside and spotted an intruder inside the house. The homeowner then dialed 911 and alerted the Gloucester Township Police Department.
Police officers were dispatched to the scene and arrived in short order. The Gloucester Township police officers entered the residence and reportedly saw the suspect attempting to hide in a bedroom closet located in the attic.
Authorities believe that the suspect broke into the residence so that he could steal copper pipes. When police officers discovered the suspect, he reportedly had an electric power saw that may have been used to cut copper pipes in the home.
The suspect resides in Sicklerville, a community in Winslow Township, New Jersey. He faces multiple criminal charges, including burglary, possession of burglary tools, and resisting arrest.
Gloucester Township NJ police also arrested the suspect’s alleged accomplice, a 35-year-old male who lives in Sicklerville NJ as well. He has been charged with the same criminal offenses as the main suspect.
If either suspect is ultimately convicted on the burglary charges, they would be in store for significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, burglary is usually classified as a third degree crime. A conviction for third degree burglary could result in a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Police Find Burglary Suspect Hiding in Attic.”