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Surveillance Photo Leads To Arrests In String Of Hunterdon County Car Burglaries

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Authorities say a surveillance photo led to the arrest of three people accused in a string of car burglaries in Hunterdon County.

Shanique Monteagudo, 30, of Bound Brook, Anthony Iafelice, 28, of Hillsborough, and Keiaundra Drury, 20, of Millstone were charged in connection with 66 vehicle burglaries this summer, the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office announced Tuesday.

“After a Milford victim released a tree camera photo of a possible suspect leaving the scene of a burglary, detectives focused on identifying the individual in the photo,” said Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III in a news release. “Evidence obtained by detectives during the investigation led to the search warrant and subsequent arrests. This was outstanding police work by the agencies and detectives involved. I would also like to commend the citizen who provided the photo of the suspect.”

Authorities say detectives from the Prosecutor’s Office working with State Troopers and local police officers conducted a search at a Warren County residence where proceeds from the burglaries were found.

There are multiple items that have not been identified by any of the victims. Citizens can contact the New Jersey State Police Kingwood Barracks at 908-996-2864 to make an appointment to view the proceeds still unclaimed.

This remains an active investigation.

Anyone with information can submit anonymous tips by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-321-0010 or by going to www.crimestoppershunterdon.com, or text messaging “HCTIPS”  plus your tip message to 274637 (CRIMES). Tipsters can also download the free mobile app “Tipsubmit” and select Hunterdon County to submit anonymous tips via text messaging. All tips are anonymous and kept confidential.

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