EXCLUSIVE REPORT: Authorities have charged a former Englewood school lunch room attendant in connection with the arrests last week of three accused burglars from Teaneck with reputed ties to the infamous James Bond Gang.
Janay Cole, 26, remained held on $750,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail after being taken into custody on Friday.
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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A former Englewood school lunch room attendant supplied her live-in boyfriend with locations to burglarize as part of a break-in spree that spanned three counties, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said this morning, confirming CLIFFVIEW PILOT’ s report yesterday of her arrest. READ MORE….
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Cole, who has an associates degree in criminal justice and formerly worked for the private Delta-T Group in the Englewood school district, is charged with burglary, theft, resisting arrest, distributing heroin/cocaine, conspiracy, complicity — and child endangerment.
Meanwhile, 26-year-old Jamell Singletary — with whom sources said Cole had the child — remained held without bail in the jail along with co-defendants Lamal Erskine, 30, and their accused fence, 30-year-old jewelry salesman David Tadjiev of Queens, following their extraditions last week from New York City in connection with more than 30 break-ins in three counties.
Also charged, pending extradition, is Jamal Sermon, 30.
A joint investigation headed by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and involving Englewood and Teaneck police and several other law enforcement agencies led to the arrests.
Authorities said the burglars operated much the same way as their Bond Gang predecessors — only without a hi-tech rigged car that gave the original crew its name.
“For instance, the burglars generally targeted residences located in affluent neighborhoods,” Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said. “The residences were likely selected by their size, the presence of expensive vehicles in the driveway, and the appearance of the residence being unoccupied at the time of the burglary.
“The residences were generally attacked in the early evening hours during the middle of the week, and were often located in or adjacent to a cul-de-sac,” he said. “Entry to the residences was often gained by forcing open the front doors.” READ MORE….