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Fort Lee police charge 2 in car burglaries

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An 18-year-old Fort Lee man posted $15,000 bail and a 17-year-old boy was released to his parents after Fort Lee police charged both with a rash of car burglaries last week.

David Jung was charged with, and the juvenile received delinquency complaints, for: burglary, theft and receiving stolen property.

One of the victims called police Tuesday night saying he saw the pair with flashlights get into his 2015 Toyota Sienna, parked on Forest Road.

Officer Christopher Valacer found the pair walking in the area of Oleri Terrace, a block from the scene.

Valacer, noticing “unusual bulges” in Jung’s clothing, found him carrying a flashlight stolen from the Sienna, as well as another flashlight, an iPod, phone chargers, prescription medication, credit cards and cash, Police Chief Keith Bendul said.

In a backpack that Jung was carrying, the officer found an Apple Mac book, various cables and credit cards, he said.

Detectives continued the investigation and found four more are vehicle break-ins, the chief said.

The victims identified all of the stolen items.

“Residents are reminded to secure their vehicle by locking the doors and to remove valuables from view if left inside the car,” Bendul said.

The chief also advised any other victims to call the department’s detective bureau: (201) 592-3510 .

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