After a three-week State Police investigation and the arrest of one man in an arson, four Cumberland County men were arrested in connection with 31 area car burglaries.
New Jersey State Police posted to its Facebook page Wednesday that thanks to tips from Facebook followers, police were able to track down the suspects and make the subsequent arrests of Todd Lloyd, 26, and Robert English III, 25, both of Fairfield Township; and Blair Crabtree, 20, and Phillip Davis, 30, both of Bridgeton.
On Nov. 8, State Police posted to its Facebook page looking for help in finding suspects in a suspicious vacant building fire that erupted at 8 p.m. Nov. 3 at 847 E. Commerce St. in Fairfield Township.
Investigators later determined the inside of the building, which used to be a bowling alley, was intentionally set on fire.
With the help of a witness’ account, detectives identified Lloyd as a suspect in the arson and identified the other three men as his associates. After the three-week investigation, Lloyd was determined responsible for setting the fire and the group of four responsible for 31 unsolved car burglaries in Hopewell and Fairfield Townships, the post said.
All four men were charged with theft and burglary. Lloyd was additionally charged with aggravated arson and is lodged at the Cumberland County Jail in lieu of $150,000 cash bail.
Crabtree and English were lodged at the Cumberland County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail. Davis was found at Cape May County Jail from unrelated charges and has bail set at $25,000 cash.