A man already charged with robbing rocker Jon Bon Jovi’s house has been busted for burglary gain, this time in Toms River, the Asbury Park Press reports.
Nicholas J. Tracy, 21, was nabbed Wednesday morning, after an officer matched him to the description of a suspected robber.
A resident of Whitty Road had told police he’d found a burglar in the second floor of his house. The suspect had run out of the house and ridden off on a bicycle. Tracy was spotted 15 minutes later on a bike. He would not obey an officer’s orders to stop, and led police on a short chase until he was arrested near the Seacourt plaza, police said.
Less than a week earlier, on Oct. 20, Tracy was named in a seven-count indictment out of Monmouth County, in connection with burglaries at Bon Jovi’s house and nearby properties in Middletown last April. Tracy had been arrested when police answering an alarm on Navesink River Road allegedly found him hiding in a third-floor bathroom.
Most of the break-ins that police have blamed on him occurred at very high-end properties. Aside from Bon Jovi’s 15-acre, $22.25 million estate, Tracy also was accused of hitting the $7.66 million mansion of former American Eagle Outfitters Chief Operating Officer George Kolber, and $2.49 million home in Little Silver belonging to ophthalmologist Martin Uram.