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Another Pair Of Burglaries In Montclair

But police have arrested two people in connection with a separate burglary late last month.


Montclair Police are seeking clues in a recent pair of burglaries—the second pair to take place this month in a two-day period.

But, when it comes to another burglary reported late last month, police have arrested a 19-year-old Montclair man, as well as a 17-year-old teenaged boy, and recovered at least some of the stolen items, including a diamond wedding ring, said Det. Lt. Angel Roman Jr.

In one of the most recent cases this month, a Park Street resident said someone broke into his home in the middle of the night and took an Apple iPad, an Apple iPhone, a charger, and about $150 in cash, Roman said.

The resident said that the back door leading to his kichen area had been inadvertently left unlocked, allowing someone to easily get inside the home the night of Aug. 25, he added.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Montclair Police at (973) 509-4724.

The following day, on Aug. 26, a Union Street resident said that someone broke into his house by smashing in a window in the front door and took various items worth $9,700 including tools, a Samsung TV, a Breitling watch, and some silver half-dollar coins.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Montclair Police at (973) 509-4706.

Meanwhile, detectives arrested Taquan Thomas, 19, as well as a 17-year-old teenaged boy, on Aug. 24 for the burglary of a Woodland Avenue home on July 26.

Police charged both with burglary and released them on their own recognizance.

Montclair residents have been hit by several burglaries in the last few weeks.

Last week, were reported to police.

And, earlier this month, three homes and two auto body shops had been broken into and that, in one case, a resident woke up to find two teenagers in his home.

Roman said that Montclair residents should be certain to lock their doors at night.

jim August 29, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Released on their own recognizance...............surely to be followed by a slap on the wrist in court. Shocking that this continues. We were burglarized a few years back. The men were caught. The charges were dropped.
montclairdad August 29, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Always. Just look at the murder a few weeks back. Arrested twice in the previous 18 months, yet back on the street to "allegedly" kill. It's a great system for a criminal, no?


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