Three Caught With Cash, Tools In Midville
With the help of a triggered alarm and tips to 911, police grabbed three alleged burglars who hit a Middle Village supermarket early last Wednesday morning, Aug. 20, it was reported.
Law enforcement agents identified the trio as 57-year-old Angelo Padron of Hillside Avenue in Jamaica; 20-year-old Majinder Kahlon of 169th Street in Jamaica; and 20-year-old Danny Miranda of 68th Street in Brooklyn.
Reportedly, the three suspects broke into the C-Town supermarket at 75-43 Metropolitan Ave. at around 3:30 a.m. last Wednesday.
According to information provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, the alleged burglars forced their way inside a rear entryway while the shop was closed for business.
Security camera footage obtained from the location showed the perpetrators allegedly crawling on the supermarket view, prosecutors noted. One of the suspects was reportedly seen climbing above store shelves, then later passing objects to the other suspects.
Members of the 104th Precinct responded to the location after receiving a 911 call regarding suspicious males in the vicinity of the supermarket. Police were also alerted that the store’s alarm had been triggered.
Upon arriving near the location, authorities stated, the officers spotted Kahlon parking a tan Nissan vehicle. Seconds later, the criminal complaint noted, Padron and Miranda-the latter of whom allegedly carried a milk crate-approached the vehicle.
Reportedly, Kahlon opened the trunk of the vehicle, and Miranda placed the milk crate inside.
Police said the officers then approached the vehicle and stopped all three suspects. They reportedly looked inside the milk crate and found more than $1,600 in cash inside two C-Town shopping bags along with multiple pairs of gloves and four ski-masks.
Two backpacks and various tools including a hammer, a crowbar, a bolt cutter, a prybar, screwdrivers and saw blades were also found in the trunk, law enforcement sources said.
Padron, Kahlon and Miranda were each charged with third-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny, criminal possession of a weapon, possession of burglar’s tools and criminal mischief.
All three suspects were arraigned last Thursday, Aug. 21, in Queens Criminal Court before Judge Gia Morris.
According to court records, Padron was ordered held on $100,000 bond or $50,000 cash, while Miranda was held on $30,000 bond or $15,000 cash and Kahlon was held on $20,000 bond or $10,000 cash.