EAST GREENWICH TWP. — A Willingboro man who at one time worked installing electric wiring in Clarksboro homes, was arrested in connection with the theft of major appliances from an empty house.
A Clarksboro resident told police that sometime overnight Sept. 30, someone had broken into a new home and stolen refrigerator, dishwasher, range, washer and dryer valued at $5,000. The theft also caused thousands of dollars of damage to the floors, walls and doorways in the house, police said.
Evidence found at the crime scene led police to check several businesses in Burlington County, which, in turn, led to investigators identifying Jamar L. Doggett, 35, of Willingboro, as the primary suspect, said police.
Doggett was an employee of Brothers Electric in Hainesport and had worked for them installing electric in Clarksboro as recently as August, police said.
Doggett was charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief. With the assistance of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office Fugitive Unit, Doggett was arrested Oct. 14 in Hainesport, said police. He was processed in East Greenwich and lodged in the Salem County Jail in default of $25,000 full cash bail.