Burglars Caught on Doorbell Cam Captured

Two real-life grinches who have been accused of robbing homes in Jackson might be spending their Christmas behind bars, barring pre-trial release through New Jersey bail reform, that is.

by Jackson Police Department

An investigation conducted by the Jackson Police Department, the New Jersey State Police and the Manchester Township Police Departments has resulted in two suspects being arrested and charged with recent burglaries.

During the investigation, which was assisted by numerous tips being received after a video from another resident’s video recording doorbell was released in a news release, one suspect was located at his residence in Toms River and the second was located by the NJSP in Trenton, NJ.

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Proceeds from the burglaries were recovered from one of the suspect’s homes and also from the other’s vehicle. Further investigation was able to connect the suspects with recent burglaries in Jackson on Hopkins Place, Francesca Lane and an attempted burglary on Cobain Road.


John A. Needham Jr., age 33 of Toms River, NJ.

Justin L. Lovgren, age 32 of Aberdeen, NJ.

Both suspects were charged with 2 counts of burglary and theft and criminal attempt to commit burglary. They were later lodged in the Ocean County Jail.

Jackson Police Detectives Robert Reiff and Dominic Manion conducted the investigation.

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