Police: 3, including Jersey City man, charged in 23 Secaucus car burglaries


Three people, including a Jersey City man, were charged for a rash of 23 car burglaries in Secaucus that occurred late last month, days after 10 vacationing French teens were arrested for a dozen car burglaries, police said.

Savione Bryant. Photo courtesy of Secaucus police.
Savione Bryant. Photo courtesy of Secaucus police.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On July 25th, 23 unlocked vehicles were burglarized in the same residential area of Secaucus during the night time hours, according to Police Capt. Dennis Miller.

Various amounts of cash, electronic components and credit cards were stolen. Detectives processed each vehicle for evidence and conducted a canvass of the area, officials said.

After an “exhaustive investigation,” a 17-year-old juvenile was arrested on August 3rd and a 16-year-old juvenile was arrested on August 8th. Both juveniles reside in Jersey City and were charged with committing the vehicle burglaries, police said.

At the time of arrest, some of the property stolen was recovered. Information was gathered throughout the investigation that also led to the arrest of Savione J. Bryant, 19, of Jersey City, on August 9th, since Savione J. Bryant “employed the juveniles to commit the crimes,” authorities said.

Police Chief Kevin Flaherty reminds all residents to be sure to lock their vehicles to reduce the ability to commit this “crime of opportunity” and also urged residents not to keep valuables in their vehicle.

Additionally, Flaherty commended the “intensive and diligent” follow up investigative work the Secaucus Police Detective Division.

Bryant and both juveniles were each charged with 23 counts of burglary, 7 counts of t heft. as well as  several counts of conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to commit theft, police said.

Bryant was also charged with two counts of using a juvenile to commit a criminal offense, officials said.

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

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