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Pair Charged with Brick Township Auto Repair Shop Burglary

Two men, one from Ocean County and another from Bergen County, are being held on $50,000 bail in connection with the ransacking of a Brick Township auto repair center.

Mark F. King, 34, of Toms River, and Christopher M. Cetanich, 28, of East Rutherford, were apprehended November 29 near a home on Drum Point Road, according to Brick Township police.

Authorities said that a report of a suspicious male on the porch of an Elm Lane house reached headquarters at about 4:30 AM. Responding officers were given a description and told that the individual had left the vicinity with a second man.

One of two people spotted in a Drum Point Road driveway a short while later by Patrolman Thomas Caulfield matched the description, said police. Officers who spoke to the resident of the house determined that neither had any business being there.

Officers canvassing the area found a black Honda Civic but could not identify an owner and ordered it towed, police said. A short time later, an employee of Robinson’s Garage reported the theft of the car and the looting of equipment worth upwards of $20,000 from the shop.

Patrolmen found the tools and gear behind a house on Elm Court.

King and Cetinich face municipal charges of burglary, theft, criminal trespass and defiant trespass. The incident is now under review by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, which will determine whether additional charges will be added.

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