NEW MILFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A burglary suspect caught the eye of law enforcement.
Chris Connolly, 35, broke into a New Milford home last Wednesday night while a couple was sleeping inside, police said. He stole jewelry, electronics, passports, computers, cash and more, police said.
The victims were told their stolen debit card was used at a gas station in River Vale and at a 7-11 in Hackensack Thursday.
Police reviewed surveillance footage from the businesses and spotted a man with long hair, black jacket and red hood, who left driving a Toyota Camry with a missing gas cap.
Paramus police told their colleagues in New Milford they had picked Connolly up on New Year’s Eve driving a vehicle that matched the Camry seen in the surveillance images, police said. Police followed him and arrested him Friday.
Connolly admitted to the burglary and allowed New Milford police to search his car, where they found stolen items, police said.
Connolly is being held on $50,000 bail. He faces charges of burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and more, police said.
Photos of Connolly show him with what appears to be an orange contact lens with a vertical, cat’s eye-like slit.
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