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Sussex County man arrested after car burglary investigation

FRANKLIN BOROUGH, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man was arrested following a car burglary investigation by the Franklin Borough police.

Kevin W. Puza, 36, of Franklin Borough was arrested on April 27 following a motor vehicle burglary investigation that occurred on the evening of Thursday, April 20 at the Franklin Borough Shoprite, police said.

Officers investigated and determined that on several video surveillance systems, Puza had been observed walking through the parking lots of Walmart, Shoprite, and surrounding areas, attempting to enter unlocked vehicles, police said.

Puza successfully accessed one vehicle and removed property and cash from the interior of the car, police said.

Puza was charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree attempted burglary, and third-degree theft, all crimes of the third degree. He was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a court appearance, police said.

Hardyston Police Department and Newton Police Department assisted in the investigation.

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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