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Wayne Police Charge Pompton Lakes Man In Burglary Interrupted By Boy, 11

Thomas J. Coughlin
Thomas J. Coughlin Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy WAYNE PD
It didn't take long for Wayne detectives to arrest a man who they said was burglarizing a local residence when an 11-year-old boy who lives there came home.
It didn't take long for Wayne detectives to arrest a man who they said was burglarizing a local residence when an 11-year-old boy who lives there came home. Video Credit: COURTESY: Wayne Police Department
A screen grab from the video.
A screen grab from the video. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Wayne PD

WAYNE, N.J. -- It didn't take long for Wayne detectives to arrest a man who they said was burglarizing a local residence when an 11-year-old boy who lives there came home.

Thomas J. Coughlin, 23, of Pompton Lakes, was charged with burglary and theft, Capt. Laurence Martin said Tuesday afternoon.

Bail was set at $50,000 after Wayne detectives arrested Coughlin at his home Turesday morning, Martin said.

The night before, Martin asked the public for help identifying the intruder, releasing an image from a home surveillance that caught him in the act.

All of the items taken were recovered, he said.

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Wayne police also released a home surveillance video of the burglary. CLICK ON THE VIDEO ABOVE

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Working the case were Wayne Detectives Dave Collins, Dennis Ferray and James Faber and Detective Sgts. Robert Simpson and Jay Celentano, who Martin said "worked diligently to bring this suspect into custody."

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