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VINELAND — A city man was charged with stealing cash and cigarettes Friday after an investigation into several burglaries at city businesses over the past few months.

Officers from the department’s Detective Bureau and Anti-Crime Unit executed a search warrant on a home in the 500 block of S. Fourth St., according to police.

Luis J. Colon, 31, was arrested after police found evidence linking him to burglaries at 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.; and B’s Market, 301 W. Chestnut Ave., during the search, police said.

Colon is charged with multiple counts of burglary, theft and criminal mischief. He was taken to Cumberland County jail pending a detention hearing. Police do not believe that Colon acted alone during the burglaries, according to the release, and additional arrests are expected.

Detective Miguel Rodriguez is the lead investigator, and anyone with information can call 856-691-4111, ext. 4181, or anonymously through Vineland Crime Stoppers at 856-691-0345.

— Molly Bilinski

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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