A former employee of Returns Worldwide LLC in Whiting was arrested and charged with burglary and theft after the owner of the business reported around $35,000 worth of merchandise was stolen. 

Manchester Township Police responded on November 7th after the owner reported the merchandise including printers, electronics and household products had been stolen overnight.

During the investigation, police located outside security cameras nearby which captured the burglary. The business owner was able to help positively identify the subject as nineteen-year-old Boruch Berger of Brooklyn.

After continuing the investigation, information led Manchester officers to a warehouse on Industrial Way in Toms River where most of the stolen items were located, which were seized pending release to the business owner.

Berger was reached by telephone and agreed to meet police at Manchester Headquarters. He was charged with burglary and theft and released on a summons in accordance with the New Jersey Bail Reform Act.

The investigation is ongoing by Manchester Police, who thank local businesses for allowing them to view security footage which helped recover a majority of the missing merchandise.

Residents and business owners may voluntarily register their security camera systems with the department through Operation Watchdog. Click here for more information.

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