2 charged in rash of ATMs stolen from businesses

Two men have been charged in connection with a rash of stolen ATMs.

Two men have been charged in connection with a rash of stolen ATMs. (4/29/15)

NEWARK - (AP) - Two Newark men face charges in connection with 10 ATM crash and grab incidents in northern New Jersey.

Essex County prosecutors say the arrests of 38-year-old Levell Burnett and 32-year-old Mark Smith culminated a six-month investigation by a joint task force comprised of federal, state, county and local law enforcement agencies.

Both men are charged with multiple counts of conspiracy to commit burglary, theft of an ATM and criminal mischief. The arrests were made Tuesday and announced on Wednesday.

Burnett is charged in all 10 incidents, while Smith is charged in nine. Authorities say the incidents occurred between last October and January of this year at businesses in Newark, Bloomfield, Maplewood, Jersey City and Kearny.

It wasn't known Wednesday if either man has retained an attorney.

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