BERGEN COUNTY, NJ – Police have reportedly arrested the man they believe is responsible for stealing $3 million worth of cash and jewelry from one of 50 Cent’s businesses.
According to TMZ, Bergen County, New Jersey prosecutors say a resident of the apartment building where the theft occurred reported the heist in January, shortly after the Cliffside Park Police Department recovered a stolen vehicle in the area.
Officers reviewed surveillance footage and were able to connect the stolen vehicle to the burglary. After a 5-month investigation, they finally tracked down the three men who allegedly committed the crime — Travis Villalobos, Richard Murphy and Matthew Gale — and hauled them off to jail.
Villalobos, Murphy and Gale are charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief.
50 Cent’s attorney says the burglary was originally reported as a break-in at the television executive’s home, but it was actually a leased corporate apartment for one of his businesses.
“At the time the suspects were in the unit, police drove by but did not realize the individuals were still inside,” he said. “The entire matter was caught on surveillance cameras.”
50 Cent’s camp is confident police will be able to recover and return the $3 million in goods, despite it being six months since the burglary took place.