CEDAR GROVE - Cedar Grove policreresponded to a pburglary in progress at Lombardi’s Bar and Restaurant located at 599 Pompton Avenue on April 13, 2017 around 12:31 a.m.  

The owner was alerted to the burglary from an alert on his phone from a recently installed security system.  Through his cell phone, the owner observed an unknown man in his business opening a cash register behind the bar. He immediately contacted the police via 911 to report the incident.

The suspect had fled the scene before police arrived. Upon viewing the surveillance video officers were able to identify the actor as 26-year-old Steven O’Connor of Cedar Grove. They responded to his residence and subsequently placed him under arrest after he admitted to committing the burglary. He was charged with burglary, theft and possession of burglary tools. He was processed and taken to the Essex County Jail.