Thursday, February 14, 2013
Task force tip leads to the arrest of three Bergen county men who allegedly burglarized high-end homes throughout the tri-state area for years.
Three members of a Bergen County burglary ring known as the “James Bond Gang” were arrested after they broke into and ransacked a local residence on Feb. 13, Sparta Township Police Sgt. John-Paul Beebe said. The alleged gang is believed to be responsible for dozens of burglaries of high-end homes in Morris and Somerset counties, as well as other parts of the tri-state area. Arrested at the scene were 30-year-old Englewood resident Leevan Lawrence, 29-year-old Courry Rice, of Hackensack, and the alleged leader of the “James Bond Gang,” 31-year-old Teaneck resident Jerry Montgomery, Beebe said. Beebe said all three arrested individuals were transported to the Sparta Police Department where they were charged with burglary, conspiracy to …
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 …
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 …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Theft from unlocked cars has been on the rise in the Chathams.