RAHWAY, New Jersey – Police in central New Jersey say they arrested a man on burglary charges after he returned to the victim's house to apologize.
Rahway police arrested 35-year-old Craig Fletcher on Wednesday shortly after the homeowner told them a man had just rung his doorbell, apologized for the break-in and run off on foot.
The homeowner said he interrupted the June 29 burglary. He chased the burglar, who had stuffed three laptops and an Xbox game console into a backpack. The intruder threw the bag down and got away.
Fletcher was also charged with a second burglary in the same neighborhood.
He was taken to the Union County Jail in lieu of $60,000 bail. Police did not know whether he had a lawyer.