YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A former Englewood school lunch room attendant supplied her live-in boyfriend with locations to burglarize as part of a break-in spree that spanned three counties, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said this morning, confirming CLIFFVIEW PILOT’s report yesterday of her arrest.
Janay Cole, 26, of Fort Lee Road in Teaneck turned herself in to detectives at Molinelli’s Paramus office on Friday after a week on the run, the prosecutor said.
Cole’s boyfriend, Jamelle SIngletary, was one of four men — three from Teaneck — who were arrested at the Queens home of a jeweler identified by authorities as a fence for jewelry they stole during the burglaries.
Singletary, Lawal Erskine and Jamaal Sermon have ties to the infamous James Bond Gang, a crew of convicted burglars from the Englewood/Teaneck area.
Cole — who formerly worked for the private Delta-T Group in the Englewood school district and with whom Singletary has a child — remained held on $750,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail, as CLIFFVIEW PILOT reported yesterday (SEE: Former Englewood school lunch attendant charged in roundup of James Bond Gang heirs).
She is charged with burglary, theft, resisting arrest (by fleeing), distributing heroin/cocaine, conspiracy, complicity and child endangerment — for having the drugs near the child, Molinelli said.
Singletary, Erskine and the accused fence, 30-year-old jewelry salesman David Tadjiev of Queens, remained held without bail following their extraditions last week from New York City in connection with more than 30 burglaries in Bergen, Morris and Somerset counties.
All three men and Cole are due to be arraigned today.
Also charged, pending extradition, is Jamal Sermon, also 30, who remained held in Westchester County.
A joint investigation headed by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and involving Englewood and Teaneck police and several other law enforcement agencies led to the arrests.
Authorities said the burglars operated much the same way as their Bond Gang predecessors — only without a hi-tech rigged car that gave the original crew its name.
“For instance, the burglars generally targeted residences located in affluent neighborhoods,” Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said. “The residences were likely selected by their size, the presence of expensive vehicles in the driveway, and the appearance of the residence being unoccupied at the time of the burglary.
“The residences were generally attacked in the early evening hours during the middle of the week, and were often located in or adjacent to a cul-de-sac,” he said. “Entry to the residences was often gained by forcing open the front doors.” READ MORE….
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