A joint investigation between Brick and Toms River police has led to the arrest of a suspect allegedly involved in seven burglaries of local businesses.
Gerald Zaffut, 47, of Brick, has been charged with burglary and is currently being held in the Ocean County Jail. He is charged with burglarizing:
- September 28, 2018 – The Bagel Exchange, 2030 Route 88, Brick
- September 29, 2018 – NJ Wine Gallery, 294 Brick Blvd, Brick
- September 30, 2018 – 1640 Route 9, Toms River, Delilah’s Den
- September 30, 2018 – 2096 Route 9, Toms River, Exxon
- October 5, 2018 – News Land, 1905 Route 88, Brick
- October 5, 2018 – NJ Wine Gallery, 294 Brick Blvd
- October 5, 2018 – 1311 Route 37W, Toms River, Simply Sun Tanning
“t was shared information between the agencies that helped apprehend Mr. Zaffut,” a joint statement from the two police departments said.
“Crime has no boundaries, it is very important to have relationships with other agencies working together for a common goal,” said Toms River Police Chief Mitch Little.
“Working in partnership with police departments like Toms River is an important aspect of police work,” said Brick Police Chief James Riccio. “The Detectives did an excellent job that resulted in the arrest of Zaffuto.”
Anyone with additional information on the case can contact Detective James Carey of the Toms River Police Department at 732-349-0150 x 1292 or Detective Dan Waleski of Brick Police Department at 732-262-1170.