N.J. task force nabs thieves responsible for two-dozen robberies

    Police in New Jersey have apprehended two Medford men suspected of committing over two-dozen burglaries dating back to 2011 in Burlington and Camden counties.

    Phillyburbs.com reports that the men, Darius Gittens, and Geoffrey Petit, allegedly stole more than $2 million in cash, jewelry, antiques, coins, and electronics from homes in Evesham, Medford, Moorestown, Mount Laurel, Haddonfield and Voorhees.

    A joint task force of officers and detectives from several counties worked to bring the men to justice. After executing search warrants of their homes and vehicles, authorities believe they have recovered over 400 items stolen during the team’s robbing spree.

    The men were charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief, interception of emergency communications while committing a crime, possession of a radio to intercept emergency communications while committing a crime, impersonating a public servant, receiving stolen property, possession of a stun gun, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of handcuffs and unlawful possession of a handgun.

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    According to NBC10, “Gittens was remanded to the Camden County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bail. Petit was remanded to the Burlington County Jail in lieu of $230,000 bail.”

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