Pair Charged with Ransacking Lakewood Apartment
Trouble doubles for a Lakewood 21-year-old wanted on a theft warrant, when he’s arrested in connection with an apartment burglary in the township.
Eric Oliver was taken into custody Tuesday, while playing basketball at the Community Center on Fourth Street, for the looting that took place Monday, police said
Joseph Vannell, 19, also of Lakewood, was apprehended as well.
They were spotted through video recorded by the surveillance system in the Lexington Avenue complex, police said. The victims reported the theft of a Playstation 3, jewelry and handbags. Police said that they recovered the game device.
Both were charged with burglary and theft. Oliver was placed in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River, with bail set at $17,500 and no option for release on payment of 10 percent.
Vannell was released to await a hearing.