West Deptford police have arrested two men who are alleged to have burglarized a Hessian Avenue home during the workday hours on Tuesday.
According to police, David Reeder of Camden City and Thomas Amoratis, III of Cherry Hill entered a rear porch in the 1100 block of Hessian Avenue between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., and climbed into the home through an unlocked window.
Inside, police say Reeder and Amoratis, III tossed the house and made off with $5,000 worth of jewelry, electronics, and $150 in loose change from a jar. They then allegedly exited via a rear sliding door.
Reeder was arrested in Camden City on Thursday on the strength of outstanding warrants, and was transported to West Deptford, where police say he provided a detailed confession to Detective Cpl. Richard Henry.
Amoratis was arrested Friday morning in Camden City on the strength of a child support warrant issued by the Camden County Superior Court. He was then likewise transported to West Deptford, and also confessed to Det. Cpl. Henry.
Police also say that Amoratis confessed to committing a burglary and theft in Palmyra some weeks ago, in which he allegedly stole jewelry and electronics.Amoratis told police that he and Reeder sold the jewelry to 8th Street Gold and Diamonds Buyers in Philadelphia, splitting $900 from the transaction. Police said they were able to recover "a large portion of the stolen jewelry," which was returned to the victims.
Amoratis was charged with burglary, theft and conspiracy to commit theft, and was lodged in the Camden County correctional facility on the child support warrant.
Reeder was charged with burglary, theft, and conspiracy to commit burglary, and was released.
All information provided by West Deptford police. An arrest is not a conviction.