Belmar man found guilty in 2016 Bradley Beach home burglary
A Belmar man who broke into a Bradley Beach home where two brother's in their 90's were sleeping in December of 2016 was convicted by a Monmouth County Grand Jury Friday on a number of charges, according to Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Andre Figueroa, 37, faces charges including third degree Burglary, third degree Theft, and fourth degree Resisting Arrest.
Based on numerous prior convictions for Burglary and other offenses, he faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in New Jersey State Prison with a 5 year period of parole ineligibility.
Investigators say Figueroa was seen walking from a home on Bradley Boulevard wearing a red headlamp on his head and carrying a black bag around 11:30 pm on December 5, 2016 by a BBPD Officer.
The officer's attempt to stop the suspect failed at first as Figueroa ignored commands to stop and ran off instead.
He was finally caught after a brief chase that concluded in the parking lot of Vic's restaurant on Main Street.
Upon a return to the scene of the crime, police found a fresh footprint alongside an open window.
The two brothers who live there were uninjured and still sleeping inside.
When they awoke, one of the men told police he was missing clothes, his wallet, credit cards, social security car and about $3,000.00 in cash.
Police found the stolen clothes on the sidewalk which also held the wallet, personal documents, credit cards and cash which were all tossed when Figueroa bolted from the patrolman.
Figueroa is scheduled to be sentenced by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Joseph W. Oxley. on May 18, 2018.
The case was prosecuted by Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Emily Cartmell.
Figueroa is represented by Adam Mitchell, of Freehold.
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