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PLEASANTVILLE — State Police arrested four local residents this week they believe burglarized multiple Dunkin’ locations across the state.

Aaqib James, 40, and Altovise James, 40, both of Pleasantville, Rasheedah Blackwell, 40, of Atlantic City, and Naeem Reynolds, 28, of Egg Harbor Township, were charged with burglary, theft, criminal trespass, possession of burglary tools and conspiracy.

Troopers linked the group to the criminal activity after a three-week investigation that began with a burglary May 7 at the Upper Pittsgrove Township Dunkin' on Route 40 in Salem County.

Troopers say the suspects broke in through the drive-through window and stole cash. Video surveillance of the incident also showed a black SUV police believe was involved.

State Police said video surveillance shows the same suspects and SUV at burglaries of several other Dunkin' stores in Salem, Gloucester, Ocean and Morris counties.

Police said Blackwell is the registered owner of the SUV.

On Tuesday, authorities executed multiple search warrants in Pleasantville, Atlantic City and Egg Harbor Township and arrested all four suspects, seizing cash and other items.

Aaqib James and Reynolds were taken to the Salem County jail and Altovise James and Blackwell were turned over to the Franklin Township Police Department.

Contact: 609-272-7251

CLowe@pressofac.com

Twitter @clairelowe

Staff Writer

I began covering South Jersey in 2008 after graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism. I joined The Press in 2015. In 2013, I was awarded a NJPA award for feature writing as a reporter for The Current of Hamilton Township.

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