YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A Maywood woman locked herself in a second-floor bathroom and called police from her cellphone after a burglar broke in this afternoon and began taking her jewelry. As officers arrived, the burglar looked out, closed the door and ran upstairs — where a Maywood police detective caught him trying to hide under a bed.
Soon after, police in Guttenberg caught an alleged accomplice who they said drove the burglar to the house.
Edilberto Castellano, 40, West New York, was carrying jewelry stolen from the home after Detective Richard Brown chased him up the stairs and grabbed him, Detective Sgt. Mark Gillies told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .
Castellano ( mugshot, above ) was being held on $200,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail, charged with robbery, burglary and criminal mischief.
Around 4:30, police in Guttenberg who were on the lookout for a Black Infinity spotted near the crime scene picked up the driver when he emerged from his 71st Street home.
He’s identified as 39-year-old Santos Saenz-Lopez.
The vehicle was impounded and will be processed for evidence by Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino’s Bureau of Criminal Identification.
Both men, meanwhile, will be charged and booked on burglary and theft-related charges, among other counts.
Just yesterday, Maywood police caught another burglar after two alert neighbors called, saying they spotted him come out of a house. Gillies said he was carrying jewelry taken after he’d broken in through a basement window and cased the master bedroom.
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