Police arrested a man who helped steal $70,000 in cold cuts and landscaping equipment from a self-storage facility in Wood-Ridge, N.J.
An investigation was launched after nearly $35,000 in lunch meat was stolen from a Boar’s Head Provisions Co. truck parked at the storage facility on March 11. The meat was transported using a landscaping trailer that was also stolen from the facility and contained approximately $35,000 of landscaping equipment.
A witness reported seeing several people taking meat from the Boar’s head truck and putting it into the trailer. The witness also provided a partial license-plate number for a car that followed the trailer out of the facility. Police located the car in Jersey City, N.J.
The vehicle owner, 26-year-old Hector Ocampo-Lopez, was found in Union County Jail on an unrelated charge. He was charged with four counts of conspiring to commit burglary and one count of hindering apprehension on April 1. If convicted of all counts, he could face more than 20 years in state prison. His conspirators are still being investigated.
Source: The Record and Herald News, Man charged with stealing $70,000 worth of cold cuts, equipment