A New Jersey man accused of stealing a sound system was arrested because cops say he returned to the crime scene 30 minutes later to grab the remote.
Police in Haddon Township, N.J. arrested Carlos Ruiz, 42, on Thursday and charged him with burglary, theft and criminal mischief, stemming from the Feb. 4 incident.
Surveillance cameras captured the suspect pulling up to a home in an SUV at around 9 a.m.
Police said he broke into the home and walked out with the sound system and other valuables less than 10 minutes later, NJ.com reported.
Ruiz left the crime scene only to return 30 minutes later, this time to grab the remote to the sound system, police told TheDailyJournal.com.
During his brief time in the house, Ruiz found time to feed the dog, the Burlington County Times reported.
According to police, Ruiz was committing the crimes to fuel his heroin addiction.
Ruiz faces an additional burglary charge in connection with a Feb. 7 burglary in Cherry Hill, N.J., CourierPostOnline reported.
Ruiz was also found to be a fugitive in a fraud case in Pennsylvania and is wanted by the Camden County Sheriff’s Department for failure to pay child support.
Ruiz is currently being housed in the Camden County Correctional Facility on $100,000 cash bail.
He's not the only alleged robber who suffered a memory lapse.
In November 2013, Derek Codd left his cell phone on the kitchen counter of a burglarized home in Palm Beach County, Fla. Police were able to track him down when his mom called while they were investigating.
And in February 2013, accused wallet thief Stephen Eric Maxwell, 47, was arrested in Broward County, Fla., because he forgot his own wallet at the scene of the crime.
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