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East Brunswick: Neighbor Alerts Police to Burglary, Suspect Flees to Woods


EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A quiet cul de sac in East Brunswick was the site of an attempted burglary last week when an attentive neighbor prevented a robbery by alerting the police.  Nonetheless, the suspect, Alexander Allen, 25, of Monmouth Junction, evaded arrest following a search in the wooded area in East Brunswick only to be arrested eight hours later on Davidson Mill Road in South Brunswick.

According to a report issued by the EBPD Thursday, on Aug. 1 at approximately 11:10 p.m., a resident of Crispen Lane in East Brunswick observed a suspicious male park in the cul de sac and enter the neighbor’s property.  The witness called the neighbor to give a warning, but the suspect had already entered the victim’s home. 

Apparently, the burglar was scared off by the alarm and approaching police units.  An extensive search was conducted through the heavily wooded area after the suspect fled on foot.

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Nearly eight hours later, South Brunswick Police Department responded to a call for a burglary to a motor vehicle on Davidson Mill Road and received a second call of a suspicious male in the immediate area of Davidson Mill Road. 

Responding South Brunswick patrol units recognized the person as the suspect that the East Brunswick Police Department had been searching for from Crispen Lane. 

Allen, a Monmouth Junction resident, was transported to East Brunswick Police Headquarters, interviewed, and charged with the burglary from the previous evening. 

Allen was transported the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center in North Brunswick in lieu of bail.

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