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New York Man Accussed of Burglarizing Three Newark West Ward Homes in Less than Thirty Minutes

Police captured a man accused of burglarizing three Newark West Ward homes in a 30-minute time span.

According to Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose officers took **Rickey Jones, 54, of Syracuse, New York,** into custody and charged him with three burglaries that occurred yesterday (Tuesday) in the city's West Ward.

Director Ambrose said, at approximately 12:30 p.m., officers responded to a residence on Richelieu Place on a burglary call.

A suspect had entered the home without permission and stolen personal items Director Ambrose said.

At approximately 1 p.m., police responded to a burglary alarm at a residence on Oakland Terrace. Although the suspect had fled, the front door was ajar, and a room was ransacked.

Director Ambrose said within a minute a later, a third victim alerted three police officers and a special police officer, who was working outside employment, that the suspect had fled from his house.

Police officers apprehended Rickey Jones in the area of Marion and Poe Avenues.

At the time of his arrest, Jones was in possession of a crowbar, which had apparently been used to gain entry into the residences. Jones was also in possession of items taken during the burglary according to Director Ambrose.

Detectives charged Rickey Jones in all three burglaries with three counts each of Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief and Possession of Burglary Tools.

These charges are merely accusations.

The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.