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Resident’s detailed description leads police directly to accused burglar

Photo Credit: Cliffside Park PD

CLIFFVIEW PILOT HAS IT FIRST: Thanks to a resident who gave a detailed description, Cliffside Park police grabbed a known burglar who they said stole jewelry and money from an apartment in one building after hitting three other residences down the street.

Brian Clark (MUGSHOT: Cliffside Park PD)

Brian Clark, 39, dropped a putty knife that apparently had been used to jimmy the apartment doors when Officer Salvatore Spoto spotted him next to the Tudor Arms apartment building on Anderson Avenue late Wednesday afternoon, Detective Capt. Michael Russo told CLIFFVIEW PILOT.

Russo said he and two other officers came up as Spoto was arresting Clark, who the captain said was carrying $500 worth of jewelry and $150 in cash, both reported taken from a Tudor Arms apartment.

Police were looking for Clark after an Anderson Avenue resident called.

Russo said the resident “gave us a complete description not only of him but of his backpack,” in which he stashed the valuables.

A Municipal judge ordered Clark held on $11,000 combined bail for four total break-ins and a failed attempt. Police from Fort Lee were obtaining a detainer for Clark, who may be a suspect in burglaries from their town.

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