A 14-year-old Jersey City boy was caught while allegedly burglarizing a Hoboken apartment, police said.
The burglary took place on Monday night, around 10:15 p.m. at 715 Madison St., according to police reports.
The boy was caught after a 32-year-old resident in the same building saw the 14-year-old on his balcony, holding two bottles of liquor, police said.
The Hobokenite was at home with his wife and infant daughter when he heard thumping noises on his balcony. When he looked out the window and was face-to-face with the alleged robber, police said.
The two bottles of liquor—worth a combined $50—were allegedly taken from the apartment on a higher floor.
The Hoboken-man called the police and the 14-year-old was arrested and charged with theft, police said.