Police: Bayonne man wanted for crimes out of state caught breaking into BMW

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A Bayonne man wanted for crimes out of state was caught breaking into a white BMW, attempting to flee the scene after admitting the car was not his, police said. 

Bayonne police

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Miguel Sanchez, Jr., 47, of Bayonne, was charged with five counts of burglary, three counts of theft and obstructing a government function, according to Police Capt. Joseph Scerbo.

On Tuesday at approximately 3:42 a.m, officers responded to a call reporting a car robbery in progress near the intersection of Newman Avenue and West 7th Street, officials said.

Upon arriving, authorities noticed a man sitting in the front passenger seat of a white BMW sedan and appeared to be rummaging through personal items. When Sanchez was asked if it was his vehicle, he responded “no” before trying to run away, police said.

He was quickly apprehended and further investigation revealed that Sanchez broke into four other cars in the area and was found to be in possession of several items taken from them, authorities said.

Police also discovered that that Sanchez was a fugitive for breaking and entering an occupied dwelling in Detroit, Michigan, a burglary in Reading, Pennsylvania and failure to appear in court on a burglary charge in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, officials said.

Additionally, Sanchez had two outstanding warrants from Bayonne and his bail was set at $3,000, police said.