Alleged Burglars Caught in the Act, Lead Police to Collingswood Stash
The pair were apprehended outside of a Cherry Hill home Tuesday, and then led police to a house in Collingswood where a large amount of stolen jewelry was recovered.
A man and woman caught in the act of burglarizing a Cherry Hill home on Tuesday confessed to a string of similar crimes, and eventually led authorities to a Collingswood home where they had stashed a bunch of stolen jewelry, Cherry Hill Police said.
Thomas E. Ambrose 4th, 27, of Cherry Hill, and Ashley N. Stanczyk, 27, of Marlton, were caught after a resident in the Colwick section of the township reported that the pair was trying to break into the back door of her Kent Road home, police said.
Officers arrived on the scene shortly after the call, which came around 4 p.m., and found Ambrose and Stanczyk still on the home's rear deck, police said. Cherry Hill officer Christopher Wernig and K-9 Mika took them into custody.
The two alleged burglars then confessed to three other Cherry Hill house burglaries, as well as to the Kent Road burglary, police said. That confession led officers to a home in Collingswood, where they recovered a large amount of stolen jewelry, police said.
Ambrose was charged with four counts of burglary and theft, while Sanczyk was charged with three counts of burglary and theft. Both were remanded to the Camden County correctional facility in lieu of bail; Ambrose's was set at $81,000 full cash, while Stanczyk's is $31,000 full-cash.