A Yardville man faces multiple charges after he allegedly tried to break into Subs and Bites in the 2400 block of Brunswick Pike on Jan. 10.
Paul Brown Jr., 50, was charged with criminal attempted burglary, possession of burglar tools (a flashlight) and giving a fake name to police. He was sent to Mercer County Corrections Center in lieu of bail.
The incident happened on Friday morning at 12:25 a.m.
According to Lawrence Township Police, Off. Larkin was on patrol when he heard an alarm at Subs and Bites. He contacted the owner of the business and while watching the surveilance video, they saw a man walking around the building, using an object (later identified as a flashlight) to strike the door. No entry was made.
Additional officers in the area saw Brown in the area and his description matched that of the suspect. He was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant, police said.
That same night, a break-in was reported at Worldwide Carpet in Lawrence (sometime between 5 p.m. on Thursday and the next morning). Police say someone broke one of the glass doors to the business, went into the office and rifled through some of the cabinets. Nothing appeared to be missing, police said. An investigation continues.