SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police announced Thursday that they arrested a second individual in connection with four overnight burglaries in the township last month, and anticipate more arrests for those crimes.

Chief of Police Raymond Hayducka said police arrested the second suspect, Christopher Smith, 25, of North Brunswick, Wednesday evening in New Brunswick.

Last week detectives arrested Inez Young, 23, of North Brunswick, for her alleged role in four overnight burglaries last month.

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In each case a suspect entered an open garage door or unlocked slider door and stole items while the residents slept, police said.

“These cases were a top priority and the detectives have aggressively pursued all leads. These results are a result of cooperation by several law enforcement agencies,” Hayducka said. “The investigation remains active and we anticipate additional arrests.”

Police announced the first arrest on Monday, but did not identify Young at that time.

According to police, one theft took place in the Brunswick Acres Development early Saturday morning, June 11.

Officers went to a Barbara Street home at 6:50 a.m. after the resident woke up and found a purse and wallet stolen from her kitchen.

The officers determined that sometime between 10 p.m. Friday night, when the residents went to sleep, and 6 a.m. Saturday morning, when one of the residents woke up, someone entered an unlocked rear sliding door and stole the items, police said.

It appears the suspect went onto the homeowner’s back deck and rifled through the purse, police said.

The suspects were both charged and lodged in the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick, police said.

Police said they are continuing to follow leads in the case, but also remind residents to check all doors to make sure they are locked prior to going to bed for the night, and are also asking residents to be alert for unusual activity late at night.

If anyone has any information about this case or observes anyone walking around their property late at night, they are asked to call police at (732) 329-4646.

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