A quick-thinking Wyckoff business owner who saw something that made him uncomfortable outside his business last week called the Wyckoff Police Department, and before the night was through cops had arrested four Brooklyn men on multiple charges including theft and possession of stolen property.
On Thursday, Jan. 3 at 5:30 p.m., the owner of Hartger's Jewelers reported a suspicious vehicle in his parking lot with New York license plates, according to Wyckoff Police Chief Benjamin Fox.
The vehicle drove away and was located in the lot of the Wyckoff Avenue Walgreen's. Sgt. Michael Ragucci and Patrolman Kevin Kasak responded, approaching the car.
After speaking with the four males in the vehicle, the officers found that each had different stories as to why they were in the area, according to police.
Following a lengthy investigation and interviews, police determined that the men were in possession of iPod Touches, an iPad, a GPS, and more than a dozen gift cards that were purchased with stolen credit cards and gift cards that they stated they bought on the streets of Brooklyn, according to police.
Two of the individuals had given false names and had to be identified through fingerprint records, cops said.
Police discovered that Adam I. Bilal of Brooklyn, 26, had active warrant for his arrest from Bergen County Court for contempt of a judicial court order.
He was charged by Kasak with possession of stolen property, theft, use of a fraudulent credit card, and providing false information to hinder his apprehension and committed to the Bergen County Jail in default of $25,000 bail.
Jaquan J. Wright, 22; Timothy S. Overton, 21; and Tyshawn T. Overton, 20; all of Brooklyn, New York; were each charged with possession of stolen property and theft, according to police.
Wright was additionally charged with providing false information. They were released in their own recognizance and are scheduled to appear in municipal court on January 23, cops said Thursday.
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