An Atlantic City man was arrested Wednesday after he was interrupted while attempting to burglarize two separate houses, according to police.

The ACPD says officers responded to a home in the 100 block of Adriatic Avenue around 1:00 Wednesday afternoon for a report of a homeowner who had interrupted a man who had entered a garage. The man ran away when confronted.

Ten minutes later, according to police, the same man attempted to burglarize another home in the 100 block of North New Hampshire Avenue. There, a neighbor observed a man attempting to stand on a trash can and climb through a broken window. Like the previous incident, the man ran off when confronted by the neighbor.

Officers that were responding to the second burglary saw 33-year-old Gilbert Bonilla of Atlantic City at Madison and Massachusetts Avenues riding a bike. After a short investigation, Bonilla was arrested and found to be in possession of tools commonly used to commit a burglary.

Bonilla was charged with burglary, attempted burglary, criminal mischief, and possession of burglary tools; he was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

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