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Two Arrested in Connection with Business Burglary Spree in NJ 

Manchester Township

By: Richard L. Smith 

A comprehensive month-long investigation into numerous burglaries throughout Ocean County has culminated in the arrest of two individuals.Real EstateMr. Ryan Dautorio, 34, of Jackson, and Mr. Damian Sanchirico, 36, of Brick, have been apprehended and charged with multiple counts of burglary and theft.

The investigation, led by Detective Adam Guker of the Manchester Township Police Department, began on April 26, 2024, following a reported burglary and theft at All-Star Bagel, located at 1900 State Highway 37.

Upon arrival, officers discovered that unknown perpetrators had entered the establishment and stolen both the register and the tip jar.

The case was promptly handed over to the Department’s Investigation Bureau for further investigation.

According to a statement released by the Manchester Township Police Department, Detective Guker identified Dautorio and Sanchirico as prime suspects through diligent investigative efforts.

Subsequent leads and surveillance enabled authorities to capture the duo shortly after they committed another commercial burglary at Lakewood Industrial Park on Saturday, May 11.

The Manchester Township Police Department said the over $20,000 worth of stolen property from the Lakewood theft was fully recovered.

While Sanchirico was apprehended on May 11, Dautorio evaded capture until Wednesday, May 15.

A search warrant was then executed at a Jackson residence linked to Dautorio, leading to the discovery of additional incriminating evidence.

Manchester Township Police Department official said a further investigation, including numerous interviews, confirmed Dautorio and Sanchirico’s involvement in several other burglaries in Toms River, including incidents at NY Water Bagel (542 Fischer Boulevard), Breaking Bread (1177 Fischer Boulevard), Pizza & Panini (452 Rt. 37), and Siga’s Pizza (1808 Rt. 37).

Both individuals have been charged with numerous counts of criminal mischief, burglary, and theft.

They are currently lodged in Ocean County Jail.

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