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Morris County man arrested in connection to December 2021 burglary of Hackettstown bagel shop

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A Morris County man was arrested in connection to a December 29, 2021 burglary in Hackettstown.

The burglary occurred on Friday, December 29, 2021 at around 6:15 p.m. at the Budd Lake Bagel & Deli II, located at 333 Mountain Avenue, in Hackettstown, police said.

Through a police investigation, it was determined that Joseph Demauex, 35, of Riverdale allegedly gained access to the building through the drive-thru window, stole $1,600 in cash, two cash registers valued at $1,650 each and then fled the scene, police said.

Demauex was charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree theft, and fourth-degree criminal mischief. He was arrested on February 16, 2022 in Riverdale and will be lodged in a county jail pending a court appearance, police said.

Demauex is also a suspect in several burglary and theft investigations of commercial buildings throughout Northern New Jersey and Southern New York, police said.

The Fairfield Township Police Department, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office and the Clinton Township Police Department assisted with the investigation, police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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