The three suspects made off with $3 million in cash and jewelry. Authorities in Bergen County, New Jersey, reportedly tracked down the suspects after police were able to link a stolen vehicle to one of the men.
“At the time the suspects were in the unit, police drove by but did not realize the individuals were still inside,” prosecutors told TMZ in reference to the January burglary. “The entire matter was caught on surveillance cameras.”
50 Cent’s attorney noted that the burglary was initially falsely reported as a home break-in. However, the burglary occurred at a corporate apartment he leased for a business of his.
The six-month investigation culminated in the arrest of Travis Villalobos, 31, of West New York; Richard Murphy, 31, of Jersey City; and Matthew Gale, 40, of East Rutherford. The men were charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, receiving stolen property, and criminal mischief.