Footprints in the snow led Wayne police to a burglar who they say stole cash and jewelry from an Indian Road home, NorthJersey.com reported.
According to the report, a township resident returned home Tuesday to find an envelope with $180 in it missing from the kitchen counter and the back door open.
Responding officers noticed a suspicious man in a nearby park, the report said. When cops questioned the man, Mark Laborda, 25, of Wayne, he said he had just been in another nearby house, the report said. The residents of that house told cops they didn’t know who he was, it said. Cops also found $180 and a walkie talkie on Laborda, the report said.
Detectives were then able to match the man’s shoes to imprints of footprints left in the snow at the scene of the crime, the report said.
Laborda later admitted to police that he had burglarized the home, and told them where he had stashed some jewelry that he also stole from the home, the report said.
He is now in the Passaic County Jail on $40,000 bail, NorthJersey.com reported.