Hamilton Police Arrest Burglary Suspect

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Maurice L. Thomas pictured above from ATM surveillance video was arrested by Hamilton Police for Burglary Theft and Fraudulent Use of Credit Cards. Submitted Photo by HPD.

On March 6, 2019, Hamilton Police responded to Hutchinson Street in Hamilton, on a report of a burglary to an automobile.  Investigating Officer, Christopher Harhay, was able to determine that several items including credit cards and blank checks were removed from an open/unlocked vehicle overnight.

Investigating Detective, Lawrence MacArthur was assigned the case on the same day as it was reported, and began his investigation.

Several days after this incident, the victim notified Detective MacArthur that there were several fraudulent charges being logged onto his personal bank account.  The victim also advised Detective MacArthur that the suspect was also attempting to purchase items from the Walmart in Hamilton before the bank flagged the victims’ card. 

Upon review of various video surveillance tapes from numerous convenience stores and the Santander Bank (Suburban Plaza) in Hamilton, Detective MacArthur was able to establish the identity of the above pictured suspect. 

The suspect was identified as 37 year old Trenton resident, Maurice L. Thomas. 

With help from the United States Marshals Service -New York / New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, detectives located Maurice L. Thomas in the city of Trenton on March 21, 2019 where he was taken into custody.

 Maurice L. Thomas was charged with various crimes including Burglary, Theft, and Fraudulent Use of Credit Cards.  

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Lawrence MacArthur at (609)689-5827 or via email at lmacarthur@hamiltonpd.org.  The public can also leave a message on the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at (609)581-4008.

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