Two Ocean County Residents Arrested in Connection With Multiple Burglaries Across Lakewood, Toms River and Manchester

Following a month-long investigation into numerous burglaries throughout Ocean County has culminated in the arrest of two individuals, Manchester Police announced today.

Ryan Dautorio, 34, of Jackson, and Damian Sanchirico, 36, of Brick, have been apprehended and charged with multiple counts of burglary and theft.

The investigation, spearheaded by Detective Adam Guker of the Manchester Township Police Department, began on April 26, 2024, following a reported burglary and theft at All-Star Bagel, located at 1900 State Highway 37. Upon arrival, officers discovered that unknown perpetrators had entered the establishment, stealing both the cash register and the tip jar. The case was promptly handed over to the Department’s Investigation Bureau for further investigation.

Through diligent investigative efforts, Det. Guker identified Dautorio and Sanchirico as prime suspects. Subsequent leads and surveillance enabled authorities to capture the duo shortly after they committed another commercial burglary at Lakewood Industrial Park on Saturday, May 11. The stolen property from the Lakewood theft, valued at over $20,000, was fully recovered.

While Sanchirico was apprehended on May 11, Dautorio evaded capture until Wednesday, May 15. A search warrant was then executed at a Jackson residence linked to Dautorio, leading to the discovery of additional incriminating evidence.

Further investigation, including numerous interviews, confirmed Dautorio and Sanchirico’s involvement in several other burglaries in Toms River, including incidents at NY Water Bagel (542 Fischer Boulevard), Breaking Bread (1177 Fischer Boulevard), Pizza & Panini (452 Rt. 37), and Siga’s Pizza (1808 Rt. 37).

Both individuals have been charged with numerous counts of criminal mischief, burglary, and theft. They are both currently lodged in Ocean County Jail.

The Manchester Township Police Department thanked the Jackson Township Police Special Enforcement Unit, Lakewood Township Police Investigations Bureau, and Toms River Police Investigations Bureau for their diligent work in assisting with the investigation and asked the community to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

Residents are reminded that they may report suspicious activity to the Manchester Police anonymously at 732-657-6111 or online via the Department’s website, www.manchesterpolicenj.com, by clicking the “Tip Line” link.

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