Englewood NJ Police Arrest Homeless Man Accused of Committing 10 Burglaries
Englewood New Jersey police recently arrested a homeless man accused of breaking into at least 10 city business over a three-month period.
After an investigation by police, the suspect was located at the Englewood Library and arrested without incident. When he was arrested, the suspect reportedly had a significant amount of foreign currency on his person.
The suspect has been charged with committing 10 commercial burglaries between December 2014 and February 2015. He will also likely be charged with theft of movable property.
The first burglary reportedly occurred on December 20, when the suspect pushed in an air conditioner in a rear window to gain access to the Gorman Brothers appliance store located on East Palisade Avenue. The suspect allegedly stole $100 from the store’s cash register.
The suspect also allegedly broke into the Be Fit Studio fitness center located on Depot Square. According to police, the suspect smashed a window. However, the suspect is not believed to have stolen anything from the business.
On February 5, the suspect allegedly stole an employee’s key in order to gain access to the Tasti D-Lite ice cream store located on North Dean Street in Englewood, New Jersey. Once inside the business, the suspect allegedly stole $400 from the cash register.
The Bergen County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Unit investigated the Be Fit Studio burglary and reportedly recovered the suspect’s fingerprints at the scene. Additionally, Englewood detectives who investigated the Tasti D-Lite burglary reportedly discovered evidence linking the suspect to the break-in.
When investigators questioned the suspect, he allegedly admitted to committing both burglaries. He also reportedly admitted to committing the other burglaries.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He is being held at the facility in lieu of $100,000 bail, with no 10-percent cash option.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Homeless Teen Charged with 10 Englewood Burglaries, Police Say.”