GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (March 31, 2017)--Gloucester City police arrested a building contractor who was working on a Morris Street property for breaking into a nearby home. The contractor allegedly stole scrap metal from the vacant house.
The police released the following statement regarding the incident.
On March 29 at 3:51 pm officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of Morris Street for a reported burglary at a vacant residence. Further investigation as well as assistance from witnesses resulted in the arrest of Nicholas Larocca (28), a resident of Glendora. He was operating a green 1996 Ford pick-up truck and was working in a residence on the block, during which time he pried open the front door of an adjacent residence and removed scrap metal and personal property belonging to the owner. He was charged with burglary, theft and possession of hypodermic syringes. After processing, he was released as per bail reform guidelines.
Sgt. Jason Flood
Ptl. Greg Coxe
Det. Keith O’Donnell
Inv. Joe Hopkins
CNB NOTE: The suspect is presumed innocent until proven otherwise.