A New Jersey chiropractic doctor has actually been charged in connection with a string of break-ins and attacks across 3 counties, authorities stated Thursday. Erick K. Macias, 35, of Wharton, faces charges of robbery, worsened attack and weapons belongings in the criminal offenses, which occurred the previous two months in Morris, Passaic and Bergen counties, according to court records.
“During the beginning of June, a number of neighborhoods in northern New Jersey experienced a series of strong-arm break-ins that appeared to have been committed by the exact same person,” Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella stated in a statement.
The crimes consist of: A break-in with a weapon on June 6 when the suspect entered a filling station on Grand Street in Paterson, pushed a staff member aside and took $500 from the register prior to getting away. The suspect forgot his hat at the scene. It was referred to as a gray, snap-back hat with a symbol of New Jersey on it, according to an arrest affidavit.
On Tuesday, investigators from numerous towns, armed with a search warrant, robbed Macias' apartment or condo in Wharton and jailed him after collecting proof, Musella stated.
Macias, who runs his chiropractic service in Union City, was charged with one count of first-degree robbery, five counts of second-degree break-in, and numerous counts of exacerbated assault, easy assault, theft and weapons charges, according to Musella and court documents.
The affidavits mention that after his arrest, Macias admitted in recorded interviews to some of the robberies. It was unclear Friday whether he had retained a lawyer.
Macias is being held in the Bergen County Jail, pending a court hearing on Monday, according to prison records. Civil court documents filed in Superior Court of Bergen County show the chiropractic doctor had actually been experiencing financial problems in recent years.
In August 2019, Bank of America sued him for an exceptional charge card balance of$ 35,838.92. The case was dismissed in February, court records reveal.
In December 2016, American Express-Mercedes Benz sued Macias for breach of contract and unjustified enrichment for failing to pay a $4,789.48 charge card costs. The suit was gone for an undefined quantity, according to court records.
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