Burglary suspect recaptured after escaping police in Morris Township

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A burglary suspect escaped from Morris Township police on Wednesday evening, and was recaptured.

Theophilu Timothy, 24, of Budd Lake, was arrested during an attempted burglary on Bailey Hollow Road , said Township Police Lt. Robert Shearer.

“During our investigation the suspect managed to escape police custody and was later apprehended,” Shearer said.

Timothy was charged with burglary, theft, and escape from detention.  No one was injured and no weapons were involved, the officer said.

The matter is under investigation.

Township officials referred a request for arrest reports to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. That office did not respond to a request for comment on Thursday.

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