Police: Man broke into store so he could see jailed brother

RENTON, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey’s capital city say a man told them he broke into a business because he wanted to see his brother in jail.

The robbery in Trenton was discovered around 4:20 a.m. Saturday. Authorities say the business’ glass front door had been smashed.

Officers say they found 24-year-old Jose Ixcolin about a block away, holding a computer monitor taken in the burglary.

Police say Ixcolin told officers he wanted to get arrested so he could see his brother. It wasn’t immediately clear why his brother was in jail or if Ixcolin had been able to speak with him following his arrest.

Ixcolin now faces burglary and theft charges. It wasn’t known Monday if he has retained an attorney.


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