YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Robert Feigle Jr. isn’t your usual burglar, Englewood police said tonight: The 46-year-old ex-con, who was arrested by city detectives following a series of tips, tends to take small amounts of jewelry and other valuables, leading some owners to think that the items were misplaced and not stolen, they said.
He also succeeded in keeping his activities a secret from family members, who were genuinely surprised when the investigators showed up at their door on Friday, Englewood Detective Capt. Timothy Torell told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .
Feigle “appeared on our radar some time ago,” Torell said. “It was just a matter of putting together the pieces.”
His arrest “was the result of tips that came into us from various sources within our community, along with the recovery of jewelry that we tied to residential burglaries in and around” Feigle’s neighborhood, the captain added.
“Feigle was adept at making entries into residences, within several blocks of his own, with little or no signs of forcible entry,” he said.
“We believe that there are still cases out there that have not been reported to us in which residents may have noticed small amounts of jewelry or other valuables missing but simply chalked it up to a case of misplaced property or other possibilities other than that their homes were broken into,” Torell told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .
“Because of this,” he said, “we are asking any residents near Cambridge Avenue to contact us if they’ve noticed any property missing from their home within the last year or so.”
The number: (201) 568-4875
Feigle was being held on $50,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail, charged with two counts each of burglary, theft and receiving stolen property, as well as possession of two pipes — one for crack, the other marijuana — and a small amount of pot. Records show he’s also wanted on warrants from other law enforcement agencies.
MUGSHOT: Courtesy ENGLEWOOD PD