Camden, NJ (WTXF) - Camden County police say they are investigating several burglaries and working to determine the rightful owners of stolen goods recovered Wednesday during the execution of a search warrant.
Police say Manuel Mendoza, 41, of Camden, was arrested October 12th and charged with 16 counts of burglary stemming from car burglaries. According to police, the crimes happened primarily in North Camden during September and early October. Mendoza is being held at the county jail with bail set at $136,499.
Upon investigation, detectives determined that many of the items allegedly taken by Mendoza had been taken to the Quisqueya food market located at 2421 Federal Street, police say. A search warrant was executed at the store Wednesday and detectives say they recovered numerous stolen items including power tools, car stereos and electronics, medication and other items. The store has been closed by the city Department of Code Enforcement due to health violations and the suspension of its business license.
Anyone who has had items stolen in recent weeks from their vehicle in North Camden or East Camden is asked to contact the Camden County Police Department Investigations Bureau at (856) 757-7420.