Officials believe three New Jersey men who were arrested home burglary in Sussex County are part of an updated version of the "James Bond Gang" burglary ring.
The men were charged with burglary and theft after the incident Wednesday evening. They were being held in the Sussex County jail.
Authorities told The Record of Woodland Park a task force monitoring the gang alerted local authorities, who apprehended the men after their minivan was seen leaving the scene.
When they arrived at the home, police discovered the front door was forced open and several rooms had been ransacked.
They said the men tossed a pillowcase filled with jewelry from the burglary into the woods when police closed in.
Police described one of the men as the gang's leader since his release from prison in 2009.
Sussex County First Assistant Prosecutor Greg Mueller told the newspaper there was evidence the gang had been active in Bergen, Somerset and Morris counties.
The "James Bond Gang" terrorized northern New Jersey and New York in the 1980s and 90s. Authorities believe the current group is emulating the original one by using high-tech gadgets.
Officials said all of the members of the earlier gang are still in prison.
The original group earned its nickname by driving a custom sports car equipped with secret compartments and a retractable license plate. The gang is known for stealing millions of dollars in cash and jewelry in the New York metropolitan area.