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Vineland Police Department - Detective Bureau Arrest

   Over the past several months, Detectives have been investigating numerous business burglaries that have been occurring within the city. These burglaries have occurred during the overnight hours and usually have involved the suspect(s) forcing entry into the businesses and stealing both cash and cigarettes. 


    On 5/8/2020 members of the Vineland Police Department Detective Bureau and Anti-Crime Unit executed a search warrant on a residence in the 500 block of S. 4th St. and arrested Luis J. Colon (31) as a result of this investigation. Evidence linking Colon to these burglaries was located during the execution of the search warrant. Colon is charged with multiple counts of Burglary, Theft, and Criminal Mischief for the incidents that occurred at the following businesses:


El Nueveo Ranchero - 112 W. Chestnut Ave

Jenny's Supermarket - 419 S. Delsea Drive

La Orocovena Restaurant - 419 S. Delsea Drive

Giant Laundromat - 301 W. Chestnut Ave.

B's Market - 301 W. Chestnut Ave.


    Colon is not believed to have acted alone during the commission of these burglaries and additional arrests are expected based on the outcome of this investigation. Colon was processed and eventually transported to the Cumberland County Jail pending a detention hearing.


Charges are merely accusations, and the accused are presumed innocent until proven guilty.


Detective Miguel Rodriguez is assigned as the lead investigator in this case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vineland Police Detective Bureau via any of the methods listed below:



Vineland Police Department Detective Bureau          856.691.4111 x4181

Vineland Crime Stoppers (Anonymous)                   856.691.0345


Text Crime Tips to 847411 (VPDTIP) Free applications available on the Apple and Google Play Stores.

Alert sent on 05/11/2020 at 8:54AM EDT

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