YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Norwood police cracked the case of a stolen safe — as well as another that a resident found pried open — with an assist in the arrests from their Fair Lawn colleagues.
Detectives issued a warrant for 19-year-old Vincent Bulzomi and his brother, Nicholas, 23, of Fair Lawn, after one resident reported his safe taken from his garage and another said hers was pried open — both last Monday, Norwood Police Chief Jeffrey Krapels told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .
Both Bulzomis were picked up on Saturday by Fair Lawn Officer Joseph Mecionis near Pollitt Drive and turned over to Norwood police.
The safe was retrieved, Krapels said.
Vincent Bulzomi, who was charged with burglary and theft, was released on $11,000 bail from the Bergen County Jail this afternoon after nearly two days behind bars.
Nicholas Bulzomi was released on summons to answer possession of stolen property charges in Municipal Court.
Norwood police are familiar with the pair.
In May 2012, officers dialed up an app on a stolen iPhone that led them straight to Vincent Bulzomi, who they said held it up for them when he was confronted.
“This phone?” he asked police who showed up at his house.
The white iPhone 4S was taken from the owner’s car parked at Northern Valley High School in Old Tappan, which the younger Bulzomi attended.
The owner, who installed the GPS app on the phone, apparently had given him rides home from school, police said at the time.
MUGSHOT: Courtesy NORWOOD PD