Two men were arrested after attempting an alleged late-night heist in Bayonne on Aug. 23, according to the Bayonne Police Department.
Amir Ibrahim, 37, from Rahway, and Anthony Padilla, 43, from Bayonne were taken into custody at 1:43 a.m. from 8 Hook Road, Police said, at the Ramott Hills business.
An alleged warehouse heist
Officers responded to 8 Hook Road on a report of a burglary in progress. The owner of the business reported to police dispatch that he was currently observing via CCTV, two individuals inside the warehouse, and a Ryder truck parked outside.
Officers observed the Ryder truck, with the rear cargo door open, parked in the loading bay of the warehouse and heard people inside the warehouse operating some type of machinery.
According to the owner, no one should be in the warehouse at this time. As officers entered the warehouse, they observed a male, later identified as Ibrahim, operating a forklift, and another male, later identified as Padilla, loading items into the Ryder truck.
Both men were ordered to stop and placed in handcuffs.
An investigation led to the discovery that several pallets of various merchandise had been shrink-wrapped and moved from their original storage area using the forklift.
Inside the Ryder truck’s cargo and passenger areas, officers recovered bolt cutters, 20 boxes of merchandise allegedly belonging to the business estimated to be valued at $5,000, a pallet jack belonging to the business, narcotic paraphernalia, backpacks belonging to Padilla and Ibrahim, and various loose items allegedly stolen from the warehouse.
Truck reported stolen
During the investigation, it was learned that the Ryder truck had been reported stolen out of Denver on June 30.
A search incident to the arrest of Padilla led to the recovery of a used hypodermic syringe from his person and a wallet containing identification and credit cards belonging to numerous individuals, according to police. He was also discovered to be in possession of an additional wallet belonging to one individual that contained several pieces of identification, bankcards, and personal papers.
Padilla was charged with burglary, theft, possession of fraudulent identifications. credit card theft, receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, possession of burglar’s tools, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, and possession of a hypodermic syringe.
A search incident to the arrest of Ibrahim led to the recovery of controlled substance Oxycodone.
Ibrahim was charged with burglary, possession of a controlled substance, theft, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, receiving stolen property, and possession of burglar’s tools.
Padilla and Ibrahim are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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