Bergen Co. police nab 4 in GPS theft ringPosted: Updated:
Bergen County authorities say they may have busted a GPS theft ring that's responsible for a rash of incidents in the area.
Police have charged four teenagers with receiving stolen property after they were allegedly found in possession of two stolen GPS devices. An investigation into whether the crew is behind any other thefts has been launched. North Bergen police have received around 200 reports of stolen GPS systems since October.
The suspects are Michael Lutz and Christopher Babilonia, both 18, and 19-year-olds Hector Labatta and Jonathan Martinez. The crew could face charges in Fort Lee, Ridgefield Park, Cliffside Park and Englewood Cliffs if they are connected to a larger string of burglaries.
Residents are still being advised to not leave the navigation devices in their cars as a precaution. According to authorities, thieves can fetch prices of up to $700 for the stolen items.
AP wires contributed to this article.