Police have arrested a New York man suspected of burglarizing several homes across the region.
Police say Felix Bruno, 32, stole electronics and jewelery from multiple homes in South Brunswick, East Brunswick and Edison. Bruno allegedly began the spree in 2013, gaining access to homes after breaking down, and in other cases, breaking through sliding rear sliding doors.
Investigators say they learned that Bruno had been using rental cars to avoid detection during the alleged burglaries. Police say they coordinated with Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network (MAGLOCLEN) to track his movements to and from New York City.
Based on the data and an iPad reported stolen from one of the homes, investigators say they were able to charge Bruno with burglaries at five separate South Brunswick residences.
Bruno has now been charged with 10 counts of burglary in connection to the spree, which police say ran from December 2013 to August 2014. He has been lodged in Middlesex County Adult Correction Center on a $500,000 bail.
South Brunswick police chief Raymond Hayducka cited the cooperative effort of several law enforcement agencies with solving the cases. “Edison Police developed a break in the case, East Brunswick Police provided additional leads, and the NYPD added their assistance,” he said. “This is a text book case of multiple agencies sharing real time information and putting the pieces together to catch the suspect.”