Burglary arrest in the 49th Pct.

Officers of the 49th precinct were able to arrest two individuals fleeing the seen after attempting to burglarize the Super Laundromat, located 2149 Wallace Avenue. Photo by Robert Benimoff

With all the hardships business owners are facing today, burglary should not be one of them. The 49th precinct has made another phenomenal arrest of two individuals breaking into a commercial establishment.

On Monday, August 17, Police Officer Michael Barnes along with his partner, Officer Marvalyn Cambel, responded to a call for Wallace Avenue at approximately 3 a.m.

The officers found that the locks on the gate of Super Laundromat, located 2149 Wallace Avenue, had been cut. They also recovered burglary tools from the scene.

Ronnie Brenes, a 33-year-old white male, and Robert Jakupaj, a 34-year-old white male, were caught fleeing the scene approximately a block away.

Brenes resides at 1508 Plymouth Avenue, and had an extensive arrest history with 14 prior arrests. Jakupaj resides within the 52nd precinct, at 2774 Bainbridge Avenue, and has been arrested in the past for grand larceny and possession of a controlled substance.

“Burglaries have been an issue and the officers did an amazing job,” said Captain John Greeley of the 49th precinct.

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