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Man allegedly burglarized police HQ

Feb. 16, 2010 at 4:45 PM

TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Police in New Jersey said they arrested a man who allegedly stole equipment from a city police headquarters and tried to sell the items at a Taco Bell.

Trenton police said Anthony Williams, 41, walked past an unmanned security counter at police headquarters early Sunday and took a police radio, a computer monitor and a sergeant's attache case from the detective bureau, The Trentonian reported Tuesday.

Investigators said Williams, who has previously served prison sentences for robbery and burglary, tried to sell the radio to customers at a Taco Bell drive-through and a suspicious customer grabbed the item, which he recognized as police property, and called 911.

Williams was arrested and charged with theft and hindering apprehension among other charges.

Internal affairs investigators said they are looking into why no one was manning the security counter and why the door to the detective bureau was apparently left unlocked.

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