Friday, October 26, 2012
Reputed James Bond Gang members caught after alleged Connecticut burglary, Morris County incidents still under investigation, prosecutor says.
A team of investigators arrested five members of a burglary crew suspected of targeting high-end homes across North Jersey, including in Morris and Somerset counties, just as the thieves were trying to crack open a stolen safe at a Bergen County garage late Thursday, authorities said. Five Englewood men were charged after investigators learned they had burglarized a home in a wealthy section of Greenwich, Conn., the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office announced Friday. Items taken from the home, including the safe, were seized in the bust, along with burglary tools. Several of the men have lengthy criminal histories, some with links to the James Bond Gang, a high-end burglary syndicate rooted in Teaneck and Englewood. "I have taken the …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Masked thieves continue to target wealthy neighborhoods, use electronics to avoid detection.
A sophisticated gang of thieves are continuing to carefully select unoccupied homes in wealthy neighborhoods and plot quick escape routes often to the nearest highway, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. 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 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 …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Current band of thieves burglarizing North Jersey homes follow same pattern as infamous group.
They've been caught on a home security video wearing masks breaking into a Chatham residence and an apparent getaway car—a silver Porsche with New York license plates—was spotted in Parsippany last week. But the band of thieves who are believed to be responsible for numerous high-end residential burglaries throughout North Jersey, including in Morris and Somerset counties, continue to elude authorities. The burglary ring shares similar characteristics to the James Bond Gang, the band of thieves known for their exotic getaway cars and sophisticated style. However, the current thieves are not believed to be part of the infamous group. Authorities from several municipalities where the thieves have struck met this week with members of the …
Monday, June 13, 2011
Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association names him Prosecutor of the Year.
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Monday, June 13, 2011
Morris County Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi will be named "Prosecutor of the Year" by the New Jersey Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association Tuesday. The award will be presented at a ceremony during the group's 42nd Annual Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Atlantic City. The conference continues through Friday. According to the association, Bianchi was picked because of his "significant overhaul of the investigative mission of the Morris County Prosecutor's Office." It notes Bianchi, who was appointed to the prosecutor post in 2007, created his office's Intelligence Crime Task Force, under the same command structure as its Special Enforcement Unit. The association also credits Bianchi for credting the Burglary Crime Task Force. "When …
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Another store in area found ransacked.
An estimated $4,700 in jewelry, cash and leather goods were taken from a borough store and another was found ransacked Friday, police said. According to a statement released by the police department, patrols responded to C'est La Vie at 7 Townsquare Friday at approximately 10:20 p.m. after receiving reports of a burglary. A cleaning crew had discovered the salon burglarized when they arrived to clean the business, police said. Police determined that a door was pried open at the end of the handicap ramp and the inside of the business was ransacked. A jewelry display case was shattered and the contents stolen, police said. The owner was contacted and came to the scene, and reported that some leather goods had also been taken, police said. A …
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Township police urge residents to take precautions and lock the doors to their homes and garages.
Chatham Township Police said they received reports of multiple burglaries at a condominium complex on River Road between Saturday and Monday. Police said garages and vehicles were left unlocked, and various items such as GPS units, loose change, alcohol and miscellaneous property were stolen. "The best defense against being victimized is to lock your doors," a press release from the Chatham Township Police stated. "Many garages and vehicles in the complex were bypassed, simply because they were locked." Police urge anyone who sees or hears anything suspicious to contact the Chatham Township Police at (973) 377-0100. The investigation to find those responsible for the burglaries is ongoing.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Three reports of burglaries and thefts came in over the holiday weekend.
Chatham Township Police are investigating four reports of thefts and burglaries that occurred over the last week. A business owner on Shunpike Road told police on Saturday that his store, which had been closed and locked for 10 days, had been broken into. Police said the door lock was cut and the store had been entered. At the time of the report, the store owner did not notice anything missing. On Saturday, a Lake Road resident told police that his home was broken into over the holiday weekend. The resident said that the only items missing were beverages, some of which were consumed on the property, according to a police statement. A Country Club Road resident told police Saturday that his home had been broken into over the holiday weekend…