Police Capture Man Suspected of Burglarizing Church in Lyndhurst, NJ
An East Rutherford NJ man who allegedly burglarized a Lyndhurst church was apprehended by law enforcement.
The suspect has been accused of breaking into St. Michael’s Church in Lyndhurst NJ and stealing cash from church donation boxes.
It is believed that the suspect gained access to the church by waiting outside on a balcony and then smashing open a door. The suspect reportedly waited for church workers to leave the building before going inside.
Once inside the church, the suspect allegedly broke into donation boxes filled with cash. It is unclear how much money went missing, but police believe it was the suspect who stole the cash from the church donation boxes.
The following morning, when church officials became aware of the burglary, Lyndhurst police officers were called to the scene. Detectives got surveillance footage that reportedly shows the suspect waiting on the balcony and then entering the church.
Police eventually identified the suspect and then found him riding a bike on Grant Avenue in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. The suspect reportedly attempted to flee by running inside a pharmacy, but police followed him and managed to place him under arrest.
The suspect, a 34-year-old resident of East Rutherford, faces several criminal charges. Among the most serious charges filed against the suspect are burglary, theft of movable property, criminal mischief, eluding police, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Man Charged in Lyndhurst Church Burglary.”