On Friday, April 10, at about 11:54 a.m. Officer Samuel Flores was on patrol when an employee of a residential building in the 100 block of Harrison Street flagged him down.
The employee reported that earlier in the morning at about 12:30 a.m. three people allegedly pried their way into the building and stole packages.
Two of the individuals allegedly worked on prying the door open as the third allegedly appeared to be a lookout.
They allegedly caused damage to the front door and the second set of doors leading into the lobby.
The three unknown people entered the lobby and allegedly began to open packages.
They then allegedly placed the contents of all the packages into bags and exited the building one at a time with the proceeds of the theft allegedly in their possession.
Detective Fabian Quinones, through his investigation, identified the three parties as Jersey City residents Elias Abreu, 34, Jessica Kottori 37, and y/o Female Jasmine Santiago, 34.
Detective Fabian Quinones also discovered that shortly after the theft, Abreu, Kottori, and Santiago allegedly took the proceeds to a residential apartment located on the 300 block of Marshall Drive.
There, they interacted with Hoboken residents Juana McCall, 54, and Ricardo Burgos, 57, as well as Jersey City resident Mario Cruz, 34.
While inside the residential building, a silver vehicle pulled up outside and sat there idling.
At about 1:20 a.m. the proceeds were carried out of the apartment to the silver vehicle and placed in the trunk.
A short time later, the vehicle drove off with Mario Cruz in the front passenger seat.
On April 27, Detective Quinones filed charges and placed them all on summonses. Elias Abreu Jessica Kottori, and Jasmine Santiago were charged with Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief, Possession of Burglar’s Tool, and Fencing.
Juana McCall, Ricardo Burgos, and Mario Cruz were charged with Fencing and Receiving Stolen Property.
They are all innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.