State Police: Burglars busted thanks to Facebook post
New Jersey State Police are crediting social media shares for the arrest of two suspects in a June attempted robbery.
Two men were caught on surveillance video trying to break into a home in the Brotmanville section of Pittsgrove Township on June 2. State Police posted images and then video of the suspects on Facebook, which ultimately helped identify the men.
"You overwhelmed us with shares like a grandmother overwhelms her grandkids with kisses. And guess what? Someone saw a share and recognized one of the suspects," New Jersey State Police said in a Facebook post Friday.
Justin Daughtry, 24, and Kenneth Fuqua, 30, both of Millville were charged with the Brotmaville attempted break-in and were connected to burglaries in the Port Norris and Franklinville areas of Cumberland County.
Daughtry was already at the Cumberland County Jail on unrelated charges while Fuqua was arrested at his home, according to the post. Both men are charged with burglary, theft, criminal attempt, and receiving stolen property. Fuqua is being held pending $25,000 cash bail for the Port Norris area burglaries and $50,000 cash bail for the Bridgeton area burglaries. Daughtry was served with warrant complaint at Cumberland County Jail and bail was set at $50,000 cash.
"This was another great job by our detectives and a great job by all of you" State Police wrote in the post.