According to Franklin police detectives, the suspects broke into Servpro, a fire damage restoration service store on 24 Munsonhurst Road in Franklin, New Jersey. The break-in reportedly occurred during the early morning hours.
Once inside the store, the suspects allegedly ransacked the business and stole a variety of electronics, including laptops and tablets. According to authorities, the stolen electronics are valued at more than $15,000. The suspects also allegedly stole an undisclosed amount of cash.
Franklin police investigated the incident and soon identified a 28-year-old man as one of the suspects. Detectives believe that the suspect committed the burglary and then took the items to his mother’s residence in Oak Ridge, New Jersey.
Franklin police placed the suspect under arrest and charged him with burglary. Meanwhile, the female suspect was issued a criminal complaint for receiving stolen property. She has also been charged with hindering apprehension.
If the male suspect is ultimately convicted of burglary, he could face severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, burglary is a third degree felony. A conviction for third degree burglary can result in a sentence of 3–5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and charged, the male suspect was taken to Sussex County Jail. He is being held at the facility in lieu of $50,000 bail. The female suspect was released from custody on her own recognizance.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Oak Ridge Mother and Son Face Charges Related to Franklin Break-in.”