Homeless Man Allegedly Commits Burglary at Yoga Studio in Rutherford, New Jersey
Police in Rutherford NJ arrested a homeless man who is accused of committing a burglary at a local yoga studio.
According to police, the suspect broke into the Fire Shaper Yoga Studio around 2:40 a.m. The business is located at 42 Park Avenue in Rutherford, New Jersey.
When the suspect allegedly entered the building, the yoga studio manager was watching a live video feed from the premises. The manager called local police, which dispatched multiple officers to the scene.
Police officers quickly arrived at the yoga studio and immediately searched the building. They reportedly discovered the 64-year-old suspect hiding in a closet.
When police found the suspect, he reportedly had an undisclosed amount of cash on him. He was also allegedly in possession of several burglary tools, including a flashlight, soldering rod, flathead screwdriver, and hammer.
Police continued to search the yoga studio and reportedly saw a safe that had pry marks on its exterior. While speaking with investigators, the suspect allegedly admitted to stealing cash from a cash register and prying open the safe.
The suspect’s last known address is in New York. Police believe that the suspect is currently homeless.
The suspect faces a number of criminal charges, including burglary, theft of movable property, criminal mischief, and possession of burglary tools.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was moved to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Homeless Man Broke into Rutherford Yoga Studio, Police Say.”