By Carol Tannenhauser
There was an attempted burglary early Thursday morning at Kouzan Japanese Restaurant at 685 Amsterdam Avenue between West 93rd and West 94th Streets, an NYPD spokesperson told the Rag.
At 1 am, police responded to a commercial alarm and found Kouzan’s front-door glass shattered and the alleged burglar inside. Ray Saltes, 67, was arrested and charged with burglary, criminal mischief (for breaking the glass), criminal possession of stolen property (money), criminal possession of a controlled substance, and petit larceny. The stolen property was recovered.
Saltes was described by the police as being homeless.
(Thanks to Cecilia for the tip.)