Police & Fire

Man Stole Guns As Homeowners Slept, Police Say

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – A Lawrenceville man faces burglary and theft charges after taking several firearms from an Old York road home as the homeowners slept, police said.

Cuthbert A. Anderson, Jr., 21, also took a small amount of cash, several power tools and several bottles of alcoholic beverages in the theft, according to police.

Anderson was arrested Feb. 10 after a months-long investigation.

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The burglary happened Aug. 16 and the homeowners were not confronted by the burglar, police said. The investigation, conducted with the help of State Police detectives from the Kingwood barracks, led to Anderson.

Raritan Township detectives interviewed Anderson Feb. 9 at Burlington County Jail, where he was being held on other charges there.

Raritan Township police also charged Anderson with possession of a handgun without a permit; sale of weapons; and possession of a weapon – rifles/shotguns and he has been transferred to Somerset County Jail.

The initial investigation was by Patrolman William McEnroe, III, with the follow-up investigation and arrest by Det. Ryan Garbolino.

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