Police recently arrested two men accused of committing a home burglary in Clifton, New Jersey on Thanksgiving night.
According to law enforcement, the two suspects burglarized a home located on East Seventh Street in Clifton, NJ. The break-in was discovered when the residents returned home on Thanksgiving night around 11:00 p.m. and saw that their house had been ransacked.
The items stolen from the residence included electronics, computer equipment, jewelry, and personal documents such as credit cards. The total value of the stolen items is said to be several thousand dollars.
After returning home, the victims immediately contacted Clifton NJ police, which dispatched officers to the scene. The officers canvassed the area in search of the suspects and were able to find a witness who described the suspects vehicle.
Six hours later, police officers located the suspects car parked on Lily Street in Paterson, NJ. A subsequent search of the vehicle allegedly turned up several items that were purchased with the victims credit cards.
While police were looking for the burglars, the suspects allegedly went on a shopping spree at several businesses throughout New Jersey, including stores in Passaic County, Bergen County, Essex County, and Morris County. The suspects reportedly used the victims credit cards to make expensive purchases at Target, Wal-Mart, and other stores in northern New Jersey.
Remarkably, the suspects were captured after they allegedly returned to the same Target in Fairfield NJ. Fairfield police officers saw the suspects and placed them under arrest.
Sometime later, Fairfield detectives reportedly recovered a number of stolen items from the suspects residence in Paterson, New Jersey.
For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Thanksgiving Night Burglars Nabbed After Black Friday Shopping Spree, Cops Say.”