April 15, 2011 / 11:57 PM / 7 years ago

Jon Bon Jovi jewelry burglar arrested

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Authorities in New Jersey said on Friday they arrested a burglar on charges of stealing $500,000 in jewelry and other goods from rock star Jon Bon Jovi and three of his neighbors during a month-long break-in spree.

Middletown police said they captured 21-year-old Nicholas Tracy on Wednesday after he activated a burglar alarm at the home of one of Bon Jovi’s neighbor’s on Navesink River Road. Tracy was found hiding in a third-floor bathroom.

Tracy was charged with four counts of third degree burglary and three counts of second degree theft.

Tracy is accused of staging four burglaries over the past month in the upscale neighborhood, including an April 3 break-in at Bon Jovi’s $22 million estate $100,000 in jewelry was stolen.

Reporting by James B. Kelleher and Barbara Goldberg

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