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South Brunswick Twp Police Department
Friday June 8th, 2018 :: 03:44 p.m. EDT


Resident helps police track down car burglars. Police recover stolen jewelry and laptop

Chief Credits Resident with Tracking Down Burglars
South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka credited fast action by a resident with helping police stop a two day crime spree. Chief Hayducka said, “This resident, Mohammad Farooqi, observed his car breaking in and saw the suspects get in a vehicle and flee. Mr. Farooqi got in his personal vehicle and attempted to get the license plate of the suspect’s vehicle. His efforts went above and beyond and led to the suspects capture."
The incident began at 3:30am Thursday morning when police were called of a burglary in progress to a motor vehicle on Kimberly Court. As officers were responding they were notified that the suspects had fled in a vehicle followed by the homeowner. Minutes later police were told the suspect's vehicle had crashed off Route 27 in Princeton. Officer Jason Gassman and Officer Brooke Labell arrived and found Mwanza Fitzpatrick and Jose Rosado both age 18 of North Brunswick standing outside the crash vehicle. Officers determined the suspect had broken into a half dozen cars over the past two nights. The officers recovered jewelry, cash, and a laptop that had been stolen. The suspects are charged in connection to six car burglaries on Kimberly Court, Creekside Court, Dunston Lane in South Brunswick. The suspects were released on a summons pending their first court appearance.
In addition detectives from neighboring towns are investigating the suspects’ connection to several additional car burglaries over the past several days.

South Brunswick Twp Police Department
540 Ridge Rd
South Brunswick Township, NJ 08852

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