A taxi driver shows an application for smart mobile phones or tablets to order a "safe taxi" ---wich in connected via GPS---- and able to report dangerous situations through the "guardian angel" or "panic button", in Bogota, Colombia, on July 3, 2013. A working group was created by authorities to find solutions for insecurity ---in both taxi drivers and passengers--- following the death of DEA's agent James Terry Watson, who was stabbed in a taxi in Bogota three weeks ago. AFP PHOTO/Guillermo LEGARIA (Photo credit should read GUILLERMO LEGARIA/AFP/Getty Images)GPS device in a car (file/credit: GUILLERMO LEGARIA/AFP/Getty Images)
MAHWAH, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Mahwah police have arrested and charged a Clifton, N.J., man suspected of 14 car burglaries, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported.
Police say Andrew Lovrich, 30, stole car electronics and sold them on eBay.
Smith reported some of the car burglaries date back to before Christmas 2013.
“It really wasn’t the level, the value of this equipment exceeded $10,000,” Police Chief Jim Batelli said.
Batelli told WCBS the break in the case came when an officer spotted a car seen in surveillance video of one of the break-ins.
Cops even tracked down buyers on Ebay to recover the stolen GPS devices and radar detectors, Smith reported.
“Buyer beware, the items we identified as being stolen had to be returned to a legitimate owner,” Batelli said.
Lovrich, who works for a luxury car dealership, was allegedly arrested with heroin, Smith reported.