NH man arrested after police catch him burglarizing store
MANCHESTER — A burglar was arrested after police caught him in the act Thursday.
Manchester police said they responded to Juba Market at 135 Cedar St. around 4 a.m. and immediately saw a man inside of the closed business.
Police said he appeared to be striking the cash register drawer with an unknown object.
Police entered the building and detained Nicholas Santos, 26, of Pembroke. Santos was able to gain access to the cash register, but police said he was unable to pry open an ATM machine.
The store's owner responded to the scene to assess the damage, and he notified police about a small amount of missing cash from the damaged cash register drawer. He also pointed out the damaged ATM machine.
A search revealed Santos was in possession of a similar amount of cash missing from the register, police said.
Police charged Santos with burglary, and he was held on $25,000 cash or surety following his arraignment. A probable cause hearing is scheduled for July 7 at 1:30 p.m.