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Brick Man Charged With Stealing Christmas Gifts, Sleeping Pills

Handcuffs (Shorebeat File Photo/ banspy/ Flickr

Handcuffs (Shorebeat File Photo/ banspy/ Flickr)

A Brick man has been charged in Monmouth County with stealing Christmas gifts and sleeping pills last month.

Pedro J. Aviles, 44, of Drum Point Road, was charged Jan. 15 with the Dec. 22, 2014 crime, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

Aviles, authorities allege, took Christmas gifts that included electronic items from a Long Branch apartment. The gifts were valued over $500. Aviles allegedly gained access to the apartment by forcing open the front door.

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While inside, Aviles also took a prescription bottle that contained the insomnia drug Ambien.

Aviles is charged with two counts of theft of movable property.

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