Ramapo police accused the two of robbing synagogues and schools in Muncie


Ramapo – A 21-year-old man and a 12-year-old boy have been charged with burglary of synagogues and other religious facilities in Muncie.

Ramapo Police Lieutenant Chris Franklin said in a statement that the break-ins occurred at buildings on Bluevelt and Fourchay Roads on Thursday, resulting in a double arrest of Muncie residents the same day after an investigation.

Police also charged the 21-year-old with robbing another private school in Muncie on Saddle River Road on July 30 and with possession of proceeds from a separate robbery in Montebello when arrested.

Police have also learned that he is facing a second-degree burglary charge in Bergen County, New Jersey.

Ramapo Police charged both with multiple criminal charges of burglary in the third degree, criminal mischief in the third degree, and criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree. The charges also included misdemeanor counts of possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, petty theft, and criminal mischief in the fourth degree.

The police did not release the names of the two.

He ordered that the 21-year-old be held in the Rockland County Jail on a $10,000 bail set by Judge Ramapo. He faces an extradition hearing to Bergen County, New Jersey, as a fugitive from justice for theft.

The 12-year-old boy was released on an attendance ticket. Police said the charges against him will be decided in Rockland County Family Court in New City.

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This article originally appeared in the Rockland/Westchester Journal News: Religious facilities in Muncie, New York, were burgled, and two people were charged

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