Alleged business burglar identified

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A Union City resident with several aliases has now been identified by the Hoboken Police Department as the person allegedly responsible for the alleged burglaries of four businesses in western Hoboken Wednesday after he allegedly caused $10,000 worth of damage and took roughly $2,000 from registers.

According to a press release from the Hoboken Police Department, Benny Rameraz, 30, of  Union City was arrested and charged with four counts of burglary, three counts of theft, four counts of criminal mischief, burglary tools, and hindering apprehension on Wednesday, Jan. 16.

While patrolling the Hoboken Housing Authority area, Officers Michael Straten and Samuel Williams were dispatched to the area of 301 Jackson St. on a report of a burglary of the business. Upon arriving, they saw the front glass to the business damaged. Officers entered to find damage throughout the property along with damage to an ATM machine and ceiling tiles. A walk-through was conducted and the business was deemed safe.

Detectives were called to the scene to assist officers with the investigation. They were able to see more damage to the outside of the property and other businesses. A check of a second business was conducted by Officers Straten and Williams and found it to also have damage throughout.

As they continued to canvas the business, they observed an unknown man still allegedly inside allegedly attempting to flee. The officers were able to apprehend him and safely handcuff him and place him under arrest. A search of his person found him to allegedly have proceeds from the other business in his possession. A name check found him to have multiple aliases but was later identified.

The detectives and officers have tied the burglary of four businesses as allegedly being perpetrated by Rameraz. Rameraz allegedly entered all four causing damages in excess of $10,000 and allegedly took mmore than $2,000.

He was transported to headquarters where warrant complaints were generated and remanded to the Hudson County Rehabilitation Center.