A burglar caught trying to break into a Fairview gun store in the middle of the night took one look at responding police officers and went right back to what he was doing, authorities said.
The suspect was using a power saw to try and cut the padlock on a roll-down security gate at Mike’s Gun Shop on Anderson Avenue when police arrived around 1:45 a.m. Thursday, Police Chief Martin Kahn said.
“He looked at them and kept sawing,” Kahn said.
The man, who wasn’t carrying any ID, refused to cooperate during processing at headquarters – including not giving his name, Kahn said.
He required a psychological clearance following an evaluation at New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus before being lodged at the Bergen County Jail, the chief said.
He provided the name Abdelhamid Murci, 20, which the Bergen County Sheriff's Office was trying to confirm.
Until then, he was listed as John Doe, charged with burglary and possession of burglary tools.
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