BRICK – Three juveniles from northern New Jersey were charged with a rash of vehicle burglaries and thefts, police said.
The incidences all happened in the Midstreams section of town on February 6, police said. There were more than 40 times that the suspects allegedly broke into cars and four times that the vehicles were stolen.
Brick and Point Pleasant police departments worked together on the case, learning that the suspects had driven the stolen vehicles to the Exxon gas station at the corner of Route 88 and Bridge Avenue. After fueling up, they left without paying.
Brick Detectives Dan Waleski and Greg Mullarkey learned that a stolen vehicle went through the Union Toll Plaza on the Garden State Parkway, heading north at 6:45 that morning. Following leads, they found footage of the stolen vehicle on the surveillance cameras at a White Castle drive through in Irvington. Three male juveniles were seen in the vehicle on the camera, one of them tossing stolen credit and debit cards out the window.
With this information, the New Jersey State Police Auto Theft Task Force linked the suspects to numerous vehicle thefts and burglaries throughout the state.
Their identities can not be revealed based on their age.