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Jets’ Mangold helps police stop crime spree


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New York Jets center Nick Mangold is being credited for helping end a crime spree in his neighborhood.

Mangold heard his car alarm go off while at his home in Chatham, N.J., last Sunday morning. He called 911 at 5:30 a.m. when he spotted burglars and noticed his garage door open, according to police. A short time later, police stopped a vehicle in the area and took five suspects into custody.

Mangold’s quick thinking may have helped solve a rash of burglaries in the area just a few miles from the Jets’ practice facility. Previously there were 48 burglaries of unlocked cars, according to police.

Mangold, 31, was selected by the Jets in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft. The six-time Pro Bowler has played in 141 out of a possible 144 games in his nine seasons.

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