Police: Jersey City man steals $10k, loaded handgun from ‘Goodfellas Deli’ in Secaucus


A Jersey City man was charged with stealing over $10,000 and a loaded handgun from the “Goodfellas Deli” in Secaucus last week, police said.

Inset photo of George Waddleton courtesy of the Secaucus Police Department. Goodfellas Deli photo via Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

George Waddleton, 49, of Jersey City, was charged with burglary, three counts
of theft of moveable property, unlawful possession of a handgun, certain persons not to have weapons, possession of burglar’s tools, possession of synthetic cannabinoid and possession of hypodermic needles, according to Police Capt. Dennis Miller.

On September 16th, the Secaucus Police Department responded to Goodfellas Deli, located at 254 County Avenue, on a report of a burglary.

During the burglary, over $10,000 and a loaded .380 caliber handgun were discovered to have been stolen, officials said.

As a result of a neighborhood canvass and scene processing conducted by members of the detective division, George Waddleton, 49, of Jersey City was charged with burglary and theft, authorities said.

Additionally, a search of Waddleton’s vehicle revealed a quantity of suspected synthetic drugs, hypodermic needles and burglary tools – believed to have been used in this crime – were also seized. The stolen handgun has not yet been recovered, police said.

Waddleton was arrested at his residence by members of the Secaucus Police Department. yesterday without incident.

The Secaucus Police Department thanked the Jersey City Police Department for their assistance and support that led to the arrest of Waddleton.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with any additional information regarding Waddleton is asked to contact the Secaucus Police Detective Division at (201)330-2052 or detectivedivision@secaucus.net.

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