By Maria Rocha-Buschel
Police arrested a 57-year-old man for multiple alleged burglaries in NoMad since the middle of August.
Ricky Johnson, 57, allegedly broke into a nail salon at 25 West 26th Street on Sunday, September 2 around 3:50 a.m. Police said that Johnson broke a window in the back of the building to get in without permission and also allegedly broke through a wall once inside.
Johnson could be seen on video reportedly removing money from a cash box and was found to be in possession of burglar’s tools. Johnson was caught in front of 809 Sixth Avenue near West 28th Street shortly after the incident. He was also charged with burglar’s tools.
After he was arrested, he was charged with four additional burglaries that took place in the same neighborhood.
Police said that Johnson also broke into the same nail salon on Friday, August 17 around 4 a.m. and took money from the cash box in that incident as well. On Monday, August 13 between 1 and 2 a.m., he allegedly stole cash and electronics from the nail salon. Police said that Johnson broke into an office at 12 West 27th Street belonging to Bully Pulpit Interactive sometime between August 16 and 17 and allegedly stole electronics from the office.
Police said that Johnson also stole electronics and cash from Body and Pole, a pole dancing studio, at 115 West 27th Street during the overnight hours of August 11.
An attorney for Johnson could not be reached before T&V’s press time.