Reports: Bergen ‘James Bond Gang’ Eyed in Morris, Somerset Burglaries
Burglars linked to Teaneck and Englewood believed to be behind Northwestern NJ break-ins, report says.
A burglary ring with roots in Teaneck and Englewood is believed to be behind dozens of burlgaries over at least a year in wealthy Morris and Somerset Counties, NBCNews.com reported Wednesday.
An original group of bandits was dubbed the “James Bond Gang” decades ago for reportedly using a souped-up BMW to escape police. Recent high-end burglaries have been given the 007 moniker.
In a recent Chatham Township break-in, the thieves dismantled an alarm system and security cameras before making off with jewelry and an expensive pocketbook, according to a CBS 2 report.
The gang was likely responsible for eight of 12 burglaries in wealthy Harding this year, according to a report on newjerseyhills.com.
Some of the early James Bond Gang members linked up while students at Teaneck High School in 1980s, but recent crimes are believed to be carried out by newer generations of the crew, authorities have said.