Orange PD thwarts attempted burglary, arrests 1

September 21, 2018

ORANGE — Orange police charged a New York man in connection with an early morning attempted burglary on Thursday.

Shkodran Jahiu, 20, of Bronx, N.Y., was charged with first-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit first-degree burglary, criminal attempt to commit first-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny, first-degree criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools.

Around 1:40 a.m. Thursday, Orange police responded to Target at 25 Boston Post Road for a report of a burglary in progress.

When Orange police, with the help of West Haven police, go to the scene, they set up a perimeter around the area. Jahiu was taken into custody shortly after.

Officers continued to canvass the area for additional suspects, but were unable to find any.

“Further investigation revealed that the suspects had used a ladder to access the roof of the building where they cut a hole in the roof,” police said. “The suspects then forced their way through the sheet rock ceiling of the business and attempted to gain entry into an ATM machine by using a sledge hammer and pry bar.”

Jahiu was held on a $500,000 bond. He’s scheduled to be arraigned in court Friday.

The investigation into the incident is active. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sean Murphy at 203-891-2138.

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