Suspect Arrested in Burglaries of Booze, Cars While Victims Slept: Police - NBC New York

Suspect Arrested in Burglaries of Booze, Cars While Victims Slept: Police

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Thief Breaks Into Homes, Steals Booze, Cars as Victims Sleep

    A burglar in NJ is lurking around homes at night as victims sleep and targeting everything from alcohol to cars, a News 4 exclusive video shows. Michael George reports. (Published Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018)

    What to Know

    • A serial thief has been sneaking into homes to steal alcohol and car keys — and then the cars themselves — while homeowners are sleeping

    • The burglar has hit a number of homes near Rt. 130 and Georges Road, in Monmouth Junction, over the past few weeks

    • Gary Hunter, 57, of New Brunswick, was arrested and charged with burglary and theft, North Brunswick police say

    A burglar who allegedly sneaked into homes to steal alcohol and car keys — and then the cars themselves — while the homeowners were sleeping has been arrested, police said Saturday.

    Gary Hunter, 57, of New Brunswick, was charged with burglary and theft, North Brunswick police said. He's also accused of being a fugitive of justice from charges in Ohio. 

    The burglar hit a number of homes near Rt. 130 and Georges Road in Monmouth Junction over the past few weeks, North Brunswick Township Police Department Captain Brian Hoiberg said.

    In each case, he entered the home while its residents are asleep, took alcohol and car keys and left without waking anyone up, Hoiberg said. During many of the break-ins, the man has used the car keys to steal residents’ cars, he added.

    Additional charges are pending, police said. 

    Attorney information for Hunter wasn't immediately available. 

    Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android