New Secaucus police unit makes arrest of man linked to 2-month long car burglary spree

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The newly formed Anti-Crime Unit of the Secaucus Police Department arrested a man over the weekend linked to a two-month long car burglary spree, Police Chief Dennis Miller said.

Ahmed Abid. Photo courtesy of the Secaucus Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Over the past two months, the parking lots at the “Exchange,” an apartment complex located on Riverside Station Boulevard, were the scene of numerous burglaries into unlocked vehicles, as well as the area where two motor vehicles were stolen, Miller said in a statement.

On May 23rd, members of the Secaucus Police Department’s Anti-Crime Unit were conducting surveillance in these parking lots in response to the string of burglaries and thefts.

While conducting surveillance they observed Abid attempting to enter several parked vehicles. He was subsequently placed under arrest for criminal attempt to commit
burglary, authorities said.

Evidence obtained at the time of Abid’s arrest, along with the investigation of 13 other car
burglaries, linked him to those crimes, officials said.

Additionally, Abid was identified as the person who stole a 2012 Honda Civic on March 31st and a 2019 Acura RDX on or about May 16th, police said.

“This arrest would not of have been possible without the cooperative effort between the Building Management at the ‘Exchange’ and the Secaucus Police Department,” Miller added.

“I am extremely proud of the work of the Anti-Crime Unit and Detective Division and fully support their efforts. However, the police can not do it alone and remind all residents to LOCK YOUR DOORS, to prevent this crime of opportunity.”

Abid, 25, of Edison was charged with 13 counts of burglary, 10 counts of theft, and criminal attempt to commit burglary and he was remanded to the Hudson County Jail.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the Secaucus Police Department Detective Division at 201-330-2052 or detectivedivision@secaucus.net.

Tips can be given by calling (201)330-2049, emailed to spdtips@secaucus.net, or submitted anonymously at www.secaucuspolice.org.