MORRIS PLAINS BOROUGH, NJ (Morris County) – A New York man has been arrested in connection with a convenience store burglary in Morris Plains Borough, according to Morris Plains Borough Chief Michael M. Koroski.
On February 1, at around 4:58 a.m., police responded to the Liberty Gas and Convenience Store, located at 1799 Route 10 East, for an audible alarm activation, Koroski said.
Upon officers’ arrival and speaking with the manager, it was determined that unknown suspect(s) entered the building and removed one safe that contained $30,000-$40,000 dollars, cartons of cigarettes, and a cash register till, Koroski said.
The unknown suspect(s) then attempted to remove a second safe but were unsuccessful, Koroski said.
Through a police investigation, detectives were able to positively identify Ravon Service, 27, of Brooklyn as the alleged suspect, Koroski said.
Service was charged with third-degree burglary, three counts of third and fourth degree theft by unlawful taking, and fourth-degree criminal mischief.
Several attempts were made to locate and apprehend Service, which led to a warrant being issued for his arrest, Koroski said.
Then on or about June 30, police received notification from the New York City Police Department that he was in custody and remanded to Riker’s Correctional Facility pending extradition, Koroski said.
On July 6, Service was transported from Riker’s Correctional Facility to the Morris County Correctional Facility and then on July 7, he was released by the court on pre-trial monitoring pursuant to Criminal Justice Reform, Koroski said.
Anyone with information relating to these charges is urged to contact the Morris Plains Police Department at 973-538-2284.