Police received a call about a break-in at the Dunkin’ Donuts located on Route 15 in Jefferson Township, NJ
According to authorities, the burglary occurred after hours; the store was closed for the night.
When officers got to the store, they encountered what appeared to be a burglary. The officers saw that someone had apparently pried open a side door to gain access to the store.
Police indicated that both of the store’s cash registers had been forced open and emptied. Additionally, the store’s ATM had reportedly been removed from the building and broken into. Authorities have not yet disclosed exactly how much money went missing in the theft.
Jefferson Township police were assisted in the initial investigation by members of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit.
The investigation into the alleged theft remains ongoing.
If suspects are eventually identified and caught, they could face serious criminal charges. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, burglary is typically classified as a third degree criminal offense. This means that the suspects could potentially be sentenced to 3–5 years in New Jersey State Prison if they are convicted of third degree burglary.
For more information about this incident, see the NJ.com article entitled “Burglars Steal ATM from Dunkin’ Donuts in Jefferson.”