The moral of this story: If you’re going to get caught on camera allegedly breaking into a Germantown steak shop through the roof, make sure the local police don’t recognize you.
If what police announced Monday is true, that’s exactly what happened to 23-year-old Germantown resident Rakim Jordan.
According to police, Jordan was one of two men who broke into Lee’s Steak and Hoagies on Germantown Avenue through the roof and stole “numerous cartons of cigarettes” and an estimated $2,550 in cash before fleeing the scene around 5:20 a.m. on Aug. 27.
A week later, “two officers viewed the surveillance video recovered from Lee’s Steak and Hoagies. One of the officers identified one of the suspects as Rakim Jordan who is known to frequent the area.”
Shortly thereafter, the officers reportedly saw Jordan on the 5700 block of Greene St., which is a block away from Lee’s, and took him into custody.
Jordan, of the 100 block of E. Herman St., was charged with burglary and related offenses, police said.