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Jon Bon Bovi home burglary suspect pleads guilty

Jon Bon Jovi Birthday: March 2, 1962 Photo: Singer Jon Bon Jovi performing during Bon Jovi's "Open Air Tour" show at Estadio Olympico, in Barcelona, Spain, on July 27, 2011. AP Photo/Job Vermeulen

Singer Jon Bon Jovi performing during his "Open Air Tour" at Estadio Olympico, in Barcelona, Spain, on July 27, 2011.
AP Photo/Job Vermeulen
(CBS/AP) - A man who admitted burglarizing a string of New Jersey homes, including the home of rocker Jon Bon Jovi, pleaded guilty to three counts of theft and burglary on Tuesday.

Nicholas Tracy, 22, reportedly netted more than $300,000 worth of jewelry and personal items from the homes. He's likely to get five years in prison when sentenced on Oct. 12.

The thefts took place on March 14, April 1 and April 3 of 2011, along the Middletown Township road where Bon Jovi lives. Ten days after the last break-in, Middletown police responded to another report of a burglary in the area and located Tracy inside a residence in the midst of committing the crime, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said.

He declined to comment on what was taken from the home of the multi-platinum-selling rocker, but court papers have alleged jewelry worth $100,000 was taken from the Bon Jovi home.

Police say at least some of the stolen property has been recovered.

Tracy is also awaiting trial on several burglary charges from Toms River, N.J., earlier this year, and remains jailed until they can be heard.

Toms River police said they followed a van from the scene of a burglary at a vacant home, and arrested Tracy. A search of his home and vehicle allegedly turned up items that were stolen from three homes.

  • Crimesider Staff

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