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Man Suspected in Multiple Smash and Grab Robberies in Brick Caught

BRICK TOWNSHIP, NJ –  On May 21st, at 9:30 p.m., Street Crimes Detective Ryan Talty set up surveillance in the area of the Cedar Garden Apartments located off of Cedar Bridge Ave. which has been the location of several recent smash and grab burglaries to businesses.

Within twenty minutes a glass-break alarm had come in to police dispatch from the Added Touch Florist located at 1021 Cedar Bridge Ave. Moments later Det. Talty observed a subject identified as Ryan Dautorio (30 yoa of Forked River) running towards the apartments from the direction of the florist. Dautorio entered an apartment through a rear slider.

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While officers surveilled the apartment, the scene of the burglary at Added Touch Florist was processed. It was discovered that a landscape rock was used to smash the front glass door. Toms River Police K-9 Handler Martucci and his K-9 partner Cyrus, conducted a K-9 Track that led from the florist to the apartment occupied by Dautorio. Dautorio was subsequently apprehended and proceeds from the burglary were recovered.

Dautorio was charged with four counts of Burglary, three counts of theft, and four counts of Criminal Mischief. The charges included two (2) burglary incidents at the Country Sudser Car wash and one at Mr. Tire, which are both located on Cedar Bridge Ave. The investigation is ongoing. Dautorio was lodged in Ocean County Jail.

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