Parolee wearing watch bracelet caught in NJ consignment shop, police say

I GOT YOU! A Montclair parolee robbed a Closter consignment store — among other places — and then stole a resident’s vehicle while wearing a GPS tracking bracelet, authorities said.

Quamir S. Hodges, 24, has also been linked to burglaries in at least three other New Jersey cities during a joint investigation that included a state police special unit, Detective Lt. Vincent said. Aiello.

Surveillance video at the Closter Dock Road consignment store shows Hodges ransacking the store, snatching several high-end bags, after he pulled over with an accomplice in a silver Dodge Charger on August 8, 2021, Aiello said.

Borough detectives quickly learned the vehicle had been rented by Hodges, who was positively identified by his parole officer following a review of surveillance video, the lieutenant said.

The state parole board then put the anklet on Hodges.

He was, in fact, wearing it when he stole a high-end vehicle that had been left for a while by a parent dropping off a child at Memorial Field Park on Sept. 16, Aiello said.

Detectives from Closter compared notes with their colleagues from Millburn, Madison and Manalapan, who had all investigated similar break-ins at consignment stores.

A warrant was obtained and Hodges was arrested at his home by detectives from Closter, Millburn and the State Police Motor Vehicle Crimes North Unit. He was sent to Essex County Jail to await a hearing.

Hodges is charged in Closter with various counts of burglary, theft, conspiracy and criminal mischief.

Closter Police Chief Jack McTigue thanked detectives from several agencies for their assistance: the NJ State Police Motor Vehicle Crimes North Unit (MVCNU), the State Parole Board, the Bergen County District Attorney’s Office, the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police and Madison, Manalapan and Millburn Police. departments.

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