Man charged with stealing iPads from South Brunswick High School


SOUTH BRUNSWICK – South Brunswick Police have charged a Union City man in connection with the theft of five Apple iPads from South Brunswick High School over the past two months.

School officials notified police after a teacher realized one iPad was missing from her classroom, according to information provided by the South Brunswick Police Department (SBPD). School officials conducted an inventory and determined an additional four iPads were missing.

South Brunswick detectives used tracking software the school district had placed on the devices along with subpoenas to identify where the iPads were being used at. The tracking led to locations in Jersey City and Union City.

Detectives recovered one iPad and later identified Omar Chicas, 30, of Union City, as the man allegedly selling the computers. Detectives identified Chicas as an employee working for All Risk Incorporated, an outside company, which did work at South Brunswick High School this fall.

Detectives charged Chicas at his Union City home on Dec. 8 with theft and lodged him in the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick in lieu of $15,000 bail.