Police: Final Subject Arrested for Scrap Metal Thefts

Three were charged with burglary and theft.

announced the arrest of the final subject wanted in connection with October scrap metal thefts from Trans Axle Corporation on Rt. 73.

Lamont Kee, 41, of the 1500 block of Minnesota Road in Camden, was arrested Wednesday by the New Jersey State Police Task Force in Camden.

Kee joins his brother Alfred Kee, 43, of the unit block of Oak Road in Sicklerville and Khalim A. Barge, 29, of the 1500 block of Pershing Street in Camden, as the subjects arrested.

Barge was remanded to Burlington County Jail on Nov. 18 and Alfred Kee posted bail on Nov. 11.

All were charged in conjunction with the burglary and theft of scrap metal from the rear of Trans Axle. Both Lamont Kee and Barge were stopped by police in the area of the theft on Oct. 26 but were released.

Later that morning, the theft was discovered. A U-Haul and a car being operated by Barge and Lamont Kee were later reported stolen to other police agencies.

Approximately $600 worth of material was loaded onto the U-Haul and more was waiting to be loaded when a delivery vehicle interrupted the burglary, police said.

Alfred Kee allegedly stole the U-Haul, police said.

All three accused were charged with burglary, theft, conspiracy to commit theft and burglary, and hindering apprehension. Bail was set at $40,000 full cash for each.

Lamont Kee was processed and remanded to Burlington County Jail in default of bail.


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