Man drives day care center van to several auto burglaries, cops say

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A man who lost his driver's license while fleeing police used the van from the adult day care center where he worked to commit burglaries of several vehicles in central New Jersey, police said.

Jarred Robinson, of Franklin, was arrested in at least a dozen burglaries, and he may be connected to more than 30 others, South Brunswick police said Thursday.

Two other people are suspected in the rest, but Police Capt. James Ryan said police believe all the crimes are related.

Robinson stole about $1,500 worth of laptops, cash and other items from a dozen unlocked vehicles, Ryan said. A total of 48 similar burglaries occurred in the same area all at night.

In some of the burglaries, Robinson used a van belonging to the Sterling Adult Day Care center in North Brunswick where he previously worked. Robinson was connected to burglaries at Royal Oaks Apartment complex after he dropped a wallet containing his driver's license while running from police in September, police said.

Ryan said most of the burglaries happened from late July through August along Route 27, near South Brunswick's border with Princeton, roughly 50 miles southwest of New York City.

Robinson was being held in Middlesex County Correction Center on charges including burglary and theft. Bail was set at $30,000.

It was unclear Thursday if he has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.