Homeless Man Arrested, Accused of Burglarizing 10 Businesses in Englewood, New Jersey
Police investigated a couple of the thefts and eventually identified the suspect as the probable culprit. Englewood police officers arrested the suspect without incident at the Englewood Library. According to law enforcement, the suspect was in possession of a significant amount of foreign currency at the time of his arrest.
The first burglary occurred on December 20, when the suspect allegedly broke into the Gorman Brothers appliance store on East Palisade Avenue and stole $100 from the cash register.
Additionally, police believe that the suspect burglarized the Be Fit Studio fitness center 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 reportedly took an employee’s key to gain access to the Tasti D-Lite ice cream store on North Dean Street in Englewood, NJ. The suspect is accused of stealing $400 from the store’s cash register.
The Bergen County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Unit investigated the Be Fit Studio burglary and allegedly discovered the suspect’s fingerprints at the scene. Additionally, Englewood detectives investigated the Tasti D-Lite burglary and found evidence linking the suspect to the theft.
Investigators brought the suspect in for questioning in both burglaries. At some point during questioning, the suspect allegedly admitted to the thefts. According to police, the suspect also admitted to committing the other burglaries.
After being placed arrested and charged, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail on a $100,000 bail amount.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Homeless Teen Charged with 10 Englewood Burglaries, Police Say.”