By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
A Farmingdale man already in jail on charges of breaking into unlocked cars all over the redbankgreen coverage area and beyond now faces additional charges for the same crimes in Red Bank, police said.
Rodney Tyler, 19, was charged with five counts of burglary and theft on Thursday, closing the book on a round of break-ins that occurred on the East Side of town, police Captain Darren McConnell said Wednesday.
“It was back when we had a slew of them, back in March,” McConnell said.
Tyler, of Water Street in Farmingdale, who was arrested last month for more than 100 break-ins in Rumson, Tinton Falls and Fair Haven, was identified as the sole suspect in break-ins in the area of Prospect and Harrison avenues on March 28, McConnell said.
His brother Jeffrey, who the Asbury Park Press reported is a fugitive and was connected with break-ins in Rumson, Shrewsbury, Wall, Deal, Ocean, Belmar, Sea Girt, Avon, Spring Lake and Spring Lake Heights, is not a suspect in the Red Bank crimes, McConnnell said.
Tyler made off with items like loose change and a GPS system, McConnell said.
“It was all relatively small items,” he said. “They were all unsecured vehicles.”
The investigation by police, going off Tyler’s method of operation and the time frame which he is alleged to have committed the crimes, led to an additional $62,000 to his bail, McConnell said. The Press said his bail is now at $285,000 with no 10-percent option.