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According to the Trentonian, the Hamilton Police Department is actively searching for two individuals whom they allege have been stealing packages off the front porch of a residence near Collins Road. The suspects were apparently caught on video surveillance removing several packages from the front porch on both November 25th and 28th. The one suspect was described as a heavy-set male, who was approximately 5’8 inches tall and wearing gray sweatpants, a gray hoodie and white sneakers. The second suspect was of a more medium build but same height and was wearing dark pants and hoodie. Both of them were able to flee the area before authorities could be notified. As a result, the Hamilton Police Department is asking for anyone with information to please come forward.
Facing a Theft Charge in Hamilton Municipal Court
If the suspects are ever apprehended by the Hamilton Police Department they will be charged with theft of movable property, trespassing, receiving stolen property and even possibly burglary. Depending on the value of the merchandise within the packages, both theft charges could be considered indictable offenses, which is New Jersey version of a felony. Which means, if convicted, the suspects would not only be saddled with a felony criminal record but could also land in State Prison for up to five years. For more information on theft offenses in Mercer County, please click the link.
Lawyer for Theft Charge in Hamilton NJ
These types of allegations seem to be on the rise over the years, which could be do in large part to the significant increase in home surveillance systems, which tend to catch the individuals in the act. Also, during the holiday season there certainly is an increase in theft related offenses, which also as a result leads to an increase in police presence within the towns. If you or a loved one has been accused of theft of movable property, theft by deception, theft of services, burglary or shoplifting in Hamilton Township, our office can help. We fully understand what a criminal conviction for a theft related offense let alone a term of incarceration can do to someone’s life. If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation today, then please contact our Hamilton office at 609-789-0779 or you can try contacting us online. One of our attorneys will be glad to go over the specifics of your case and formulate a game plan that works best to suit your needs. Please do not underestimate the severity of these types of allegations.
For more information on this incident, please checkout the Trentonian’s article, labeled Hunt for Thieves.