Police say they've arrested the so-called bathrobe burglar whose bizarre break-in into a New York home was captured on a surveillance video that quickly went viral.
A 26-year-old Suffern man was arrested in the Airmont house burglary Saturday morning. Police have not identified the man, who was arraigned in Town of Ramapo Court Wednesday on a charge of second-degree burglary.
The man was wearing a bathrobe and slippers when he broke into the house at about 5 a.m. Saturday, according to police. Video shows the man squeezing himself through a small kitchen window in his pajamas.
He took a few undisclosed items and left the Abbey Road house, according to police.
The homeowner was away at the time. When she returned the next day, police said she was shocked to discover the man in the video.
No one on the block recognized the man, according to police.
"I don’t even know what to say about that," said neighbor Serena Basdeo with a laugh. "I’ve never even heard of somebody breaking into someone’s house in a bathrobe, especially when it’s cold outside.”
Another neighbor, Carmine Riccardi, was equally dumbfounded by his outfit.
“It looks like, I don’t know – a movie probably,” she said.
The alleged bathrobe burglar was released on $25,000 bail, and is set to appear in Village of Airmont Justice Court on Dec. 7.
Ramapo police said the video it posted on Facebook reached more than 200,000 people and helped bring in tips.