Pair charged with more than 20 car burglaries in Harrison

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On Friday, Harrison Police recognized a black Mercury Sable traveling westbound on Harrison Avenue to be a BOLO from the Kearny Police Department that identified the owner of the car as a wanted person for motor vehicle burglaries.

They stopped Rashon Hayes, 39, of Irvington, wanted by Kearny Police.

Officers noticed broken shards of automotive glass around the interior driver’s side area and throughout Hayes’ car, along with a hammer, screwdriver and pry bar.

They asked Hayes and the female passenger, 22-year-old Sharayah Rains of East Orange to step out of the vehicle.

The glass and tools were believed to be from cars Hayes had burglarized. A wallet and bottles of prescription medication were found in the trunk, in addition to a backpack reported stolen from Kearny.

Hayes was arrested with active warrants out of Kearny.

Rains, who initially gave officers false information regarding her identity admitted to committing multiple car burglaries in Harrison with Hayes. The pair robbed more than 20 in the month of April alone.

Hayes and Rains were both charged with burglary and theft of vehicle, with additional charges forthcoming.

Bail was set by Judge McNamara and they were transported to Central Judicial Processing Court in Jersey City.

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