NJ man arrested less than an hour after being released on earlier bust

NJ man arrested less than an hour after being released on earlier bust


A New Jersey man was busted in Connecticut on trespassing and burglary charges less than an hour after being released from custody for a drug and larceny arrest, police said.

Lawrence Crook, 37, of Jersey City, was first arrested in Fairfield on Oct. 8 on charges of first-degree larceny, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after a man at a condo complex told cops he saw Crook with a black SUV acting suspiciously, police told the Fairfield Citizen.

“He was seen loading several blue and white striped bags into the vehicle,” Fairfield police Lt. Antonio Granata told the newspaper. “When he was confronted by a witness, a brief conversation ensued, and the male quickly fled on foot which prompted a call to police.”

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Investigators learned the SUV had been reported stolen from a car dealership in Bayside, Queens, and tracked down a suspect who was later identified as Crook, police said.

“Officers later confirmed it

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