RARITAN TWP., NJ – Two suspects have been arrested in the theft of more than $100,000 of jewelry from Sherman Jewelers here.
Michael A. Davis, 54, of Irvington, was charged with burglary and theft. Keir A. Dargon, 35, of Union Township, was charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit the burglary and theft.
The arrest stems from an Oct. 29 theft, when police responded to an 8:45 a.m. burglar alarm at the store. When they arrived, they found the store had been broken into and, as part of the investigation, the township Detective Bureau sent out an all-points bulletin detailing the incident.
The bulletin was disseminated to all law enforcement agencies in the state, and detectives here were soon contacted by Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office.
Based on the details of the Raritan Township case, it appeared to be a similar to burglaries being investigated in Middlesex County. Raritan Township then joined the investigation, along with 16 other law enforcement agencies that included the FBI.
Also arrested was Terrance Worthy, 59, also of Irvington, according to a press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s office.
Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said in the press release today the three are suspected in a series of jewelry store break-ins that netted them nearly $1 million in stolen goods.
Altogether, Davis has been charged with six counts of burglary, Dargon was charged with two counts of conspiracy involving the burglaries at shops in Raritan and Hopewell, and Worthy was charged with one count of conspiring to commit the burglary here.
Bail was set at $195,000 for Davis and $20,000 for Dargon. Worthy was released on his own recognizance.
During the investigation, it was determined that between June 7 and Dec. 6, Davis participated in six burglaries of jewelry stores in Perth Amboy, Raritan, Lawrence, Denville, Flemington and Hopewell, according to Carey.
In each of the heists, Davis broke into stores in the early morning hours and took a variety of jewels and watches valued at nearly $1 million.
The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Gregory Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-4054.