New York Man Charged With Municipal Building Burglary

Rasheem Robinson. Photo: Franklin Township Police Department.

A 25-year-old New York man was arrested on burglary and theft charges Feb. 15 in connection with a break-in at the township Municipal Building on DeMott Lane.

Police said that Rasheem Robinson was charged with 3rd Degree Burglary, 3rd Degree Theft, and Criminal Mischief, a disorderly persons offense.

According to a Franklin Township Police Department press release, police were notified of the break-in at about 10:26 p.m. by a member of the cleaning crew.

Arriving officers saw an office window pushed in and unhinged, as well as several cash registers turned over and ransacked, according to the release. The investigation showed that a laptop computer valued at $2,500, a cell phone valued at $700 and $70 in cash was missing from the office.

A review of security camera footage by members of the township’s Information Technology department showed a man entering offices and leaving with the items reported stolen, according to the release.

A short time after a description of the suspect was broadcast, a patrolman saw him at a local convenience store, according to the release. An on-scene investigation revealed that he was the man pictured in the video, the release said.

Robinson was arrested at the scene and the stolen items were recovered, according to the release.

Robinson was lodged at the Somerset County Jail, Somerville, pending a detention hearing, according to the release.


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