In a follow-up to the report by Monsey Scoop on August 24, 2023, the Ramapo Police Department has made significant strides in addressing a string of overnight burglaries that targeted religious facilities, including shuls. The investigations into these incidents culminated in the swift apprehension of two suspects on the same day.
The authorities identified the suspects as a 21-year-old male and a 12-year-old male, both hailing from Monsey, N.Y. The 21-year-old individual is also implicated in an additional burglary that transpired on July 22, 2023, at a religious school within Monsey, N.Y. Furthermore, at the time of the elder suspect’s arrest, he was found in possession of stolen items from a retail store theft in the Village of Montebello.
The 21-year-old suspect has been charged with Petit Larceny and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th Degree, along with a series of charges related to the burglaries, including Burglary 3rd Degree, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, Grand Larceny 4th Degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th Degree, Petit Larceny, and Criminal Mischief 4th Degree.
Following his arrest, the 21-year-old male was arraigned in the Town of Ramapo Court, where he faced all charges levied against him. It was revealed that he also had an active warrant from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, resulting in charges of being a Fugitive from Justice. While his bail was set at $10,000 for the Ramapo charges, he was additionally remanded to the Rockland County Jail pending proceedings for the outstanding warrant in New Jersey.
As for the 12-year-old male suspect, due to his juvenile status, he was processed and subsequently released on an appearance ticket. His charges will be handled through the Rockland County Family Court.