Police: Bronx man arrested for stealing $52k worth of sneakers in Secaucus

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A Bronx, New York man was arrested for stealing from a sneaker warehouse in Secaucus on four separate occasions, cumulatively taking over $52,000 worth of sneakers, police said.

Photo via Secaucusnj.gov.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Daqwuan Ralls, 26, of Bronx, New York, was charged with armed burglary, three counts of burglary, four counts of theft of moveable property, four counts of criminal mischief, four counts of possession of burglar’s tools, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon, according to Police Capt. Dennis Miller.

On October 20th, 2018, the Secaucus Police Department responded on a report of a burglary at GOAT, located at 1 County Road, Secaucus, NJ, which is a warehouse that stores high end sneakers.

As a result of this burglary sixteen pairs of sneakers, with an aggregate value of over $6,000 were stolen, authorities said.

Then on November 19th, 2018, Secaucus police responded on a report of another burglary
at GOAT. As a result of this burglary, 31 pairs of sneakers, with an aggregate value of over
$23,000 were stolen, officials said.

Next January 13th, 2019, the police responded on a report of another burglary at
GOAT. As a result of this burglary, numerous pairs of sneakers, with an aggregate value of over $23,000 were stolen, police said.

Finally, on March 10th, 2019, at approximately 1:14 p.m., the Secaucus Police Department responded to another burglary at GOAT. Upon their arrival, forced entry was found to one of the loading dock doors and it was discovered that wires for the security system and CCTV were cut, authorities said.

A perimeter was established around the business and a thorough search of the interior of the warehouse was undertaken by additional police personnel. While searching the warehouse, Ralls was cornered in a stairwell holding a large knife in his hand, police said.

He was subsequently placed under arrest and also found in possession of burglar tools, specifically “tin snips” and a metal bar.

Numerous pairs of sneakers that were intended to be taken were recovered within the warehouse.

Simultaneously, while investigating this burglary, Special Agent Matthew Weithenauer of the Norfolk Southern Police located Ralls’ vehicle running on County Avenue.

This vehicle was captured on video surveillance during some of the aforementioned burglaries.

Additionally, evidence gathered from the previous burglaries and evidence gathered as a result of Ralls’ arrest on March 10, 2019 confirmed that he had burglarized GOAT on these four occasions.

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