YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Two Teaneck men were collared by a special task force organized by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office following a string of burglaries in the county and in Greenwich, CT.
Task force members were watching as Shakir Major, 25, drove from Teaneck to Tenafly in the early afternoon hours of May 21, then parked near Oxford Drive, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said this afternoon.
Moments after the car pulled away, Tenafly police got a burglary call at an area residence, he said.
Detectives stopped and arrested Major in Dumont a short time later, then got a search warrant for his residence, where they found “a large amount of suspected burglary proceeds and burglary tools,” the prosecutor said.
Later that night, the task force member charged an alleged accomplice, 26-year-old Diandre Mikell after Teaneck police arrested him on an unrelated charge.
Both men are charged with burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary and theft.
In addition, Greenwich police have charged Major with an April 19 attempted burglary, Molinelli said.
Authorities are trying to determine whether either or both were involved in other break-ins in three states – New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.
Under the direction of Chief Steven Cucciniello, the multi-jurisdictional task force included members of Molinelli’s Special Investigation Squad, which developed a list of potential suspects, and officers from several area police departments, including:
Englewood Police Department
Dumont Police Department
River Edge Police Department
Paramus Police Department
Teaneck Police Department
Tenafly Police Department
Englewood Cliffs Police Department
Mahwah Police Department
Ramsey Police Department
Cresskill Police Department
Old Tappan Police Department
Fort Lee Police Department
Closter Police Department
Fair Lawn Police Department
Allendale Police Department
Wyckoff Police Department
Upper Saddle Police Department
Bergen County Sheriff’s Department
Franklin Lakes Police Department
Northvale Police Department
Leonia Police Department
Greenwich (CT) Police Department
Piermont (NY) Police Department
Molinelli thanked them all for their assistance and professionalism.
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