A video of what authorities believe to be a sophisticated gang of thieves committing crimes in a similar fashion to the infamous James Bond Gang has been released.
The video, taken from surveillance cameras at a Sandy Hill home in Chatham Township, clearly shows four men with their faces concealed breaking in through the front door. The video was released by Chatham Township police.
Immediately after the thieves entered, the home's alarm and video surveillance system were disabled, with a signal never relayed to the department, according to police.
The burglary is one of several at homes in Morris County which were carefully selected for burglaries, according to the Morris County Prosecutor's Office.
According to a statement released Friday by Morris County Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi, the crew has targeted high-end homes in quiet neighborhoods, often on a cul-de-sac and along the interstate corridors for a quick getaway.
The four men on the video wore plain sweatshirts and pants, masks and gloves.
The crew, which has been compared to the infamous James Bond Gang, has used luxury rental vehicles to blend into the communities, Bianchi said.
The thieves are believed to be responsible for burglaries in Boonton Township, Chatham, Chester, Hanover, Harding, Kinnelon, Long Hill, Mendham, Montville, Morris Township, Parsippany and Randolph, Bianchi said. The crew has also been linked to incidents in Bernardsville, Bernards, Bridgewater and Warren Township in Somerset County.
Authorities have asked residents to report all suspicious activity to local police departments and contact the Morris County Sheriff's Office Crime Stopper Program at 973-COPCALL with any information regarding the incidents.