A statement from the Secaucus Police Department revealed that French juveniles staying at a local hotel burglarized a dozen cars in Secaucus last week.
The French Nationals were staying at the Red Roof Inn on Meadowlands Parkway as part of a Summer Camp Retreat when they committed their crime spree.
Secaucus Police were notified of numerous burglaries in the area of Second Street around 4:00 am on Friday, July 21. The following morning, officer Michael Bronowich spotted the group walking near Pandolfi and Golden Avenues and looking in cars using flashlights.
Nine kids ranging from ages 13 to 17 were arrested at the scene and 10th was nabbed at the hotel. All were released bu their passports have been seized.
The group – comprised of both girls and boys – were charged with 12 counts of Burglary and 12 counts of Conspiracy to Commit Burglary. Three were also charged with three counts of Theft and one was charged with Receiving Stolen Property.