Rutherford New Jersey police recently arrested a homeless man accused of burglarizing a local yoga studio.
According to authorities, the break-in occurred around 2:40 a.m. at Fire Shaper Yoga Studio. The business is located on Park Avenue in Rutherford, NJ.
The manager of the yoga studio was watching a live video feed when he saw someone illegally entering the premises. The manager notified the Rutherford Police Department, which dispatched officers to the scene.
When police arrived at the yoga studio, they checked the building and allegedly found the 64-year-old suspect hiding in a closet.
According to law enforcement, the suspect was in possession of an undisclosed amount of money when he was placed under arrest. Moreover, the suspect was reportedly in possession of burglary tools that included a flashlight, soldering rod, flathead screwdriver, and hammer.
While inspecting the building, Rutherford police noticed a safe with pry marks on its exterior.
Investigators later spoke with the suspect, who reportedly admitted to stealing an undisclosed amount of money from a cash register and prying open the safe.
Police believe that the suspect, whose last known address is in NY, is currently homeless.
The suspect was charged with several criminal offenses, including burglary, theft of movable property, criminal mischief, and possession of burglary tools.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of a $50,000 bail amount.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Homeless Man Broke into Rutherford Yoga Studio, Police Say.”