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‘Teflon con’ who loves bail reform is back in custody for more alleged burglaries


The alleged serial burglar who’s taken full benefit of the state’s “nice” bail reform legal guidelines by knocking over a slew of Huge Apple companies has landed again in custody, police stated Wednesday.

Charles Wold was busted Tuesday on fees he broke into three extra locations final month in Park Slope, pocketing cash from money registers and a lock field, in response to cops.

Wold, 58, was pinched whereas smoking a cigarette in his slippers exterior his dwelling in Park Slope, in response to a relative.

He’s accused of breaking into Tava restaurant on Dec. 5 and taking cash from a lock field — simply over every week after a decide was compelled to spring him on felony housebreaking raps in one other case as a result of he couldn’t set bail on the fees.

Wold additionally allegedly burglarized a Simply Salad eatery on Seventh Avenue on Christmas Day, swiping cash from the money register, after which two days later, did the identical factor at 390 Social restaurant.

Charles Wold was rearrested on Jan. 11, 2022.
Tava Bar
Wold is accused of breaking into Tava restaurant on Dec. 5.
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“He confessed to [robbing our business] however stated we requested him to return in and do repairs,” stated Dana Morrissey, 390 Social’s proprietor whose different space companies have been robbed 4 instances in lower than a month.

The alleged 390 Social housebreaking got here hours after Wold was launched from custody in a Nov. 1 incident wherein he broke right into a Manhattan Italian restaurant, Sola Pastabar, to steal money.

That case is amongst 10 alleged burglaries throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan that Wold is charged in over the course of three months final yr — some even occurring on the identical day, in response to courtroom information. They embrace one other bust from Dec. 5 wherein Wold allegedly pocketed cash from the money register after breaking into Artisan Barber Store, courtroom filings say.

Footage captured Charles Wold using an object to break open front door.
Safety digital camera footage allegedly captured Wold utilizing an object to interrupt right into a Park Slope enterprise.

Every time Wold’s been hauled into custody, he’s been minimize free due to the state’s new bail reform system which eradicated money bail for many non-violent instances.

As of Wednesday night, he was awaiting arraignment in Brooklyn Felony Courtroom on a recent set of no less than three fees. Sources stated prosecutors plan to ask for a $75,000 bail, but it surely’s unclear if the decide will grant that request.

“What’s the magic variety of burglaries that have to happen earlier than we notice catch and launch isn’t working right here and take him off the streets? Twenty-five instances? Thirty instances?” Morrissey railed.

Artisan Barbershop
Wold allegedly took cash from the money register at Artisan Barber Store.
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“Nobody I speak to about this case can imagine that is the place we’re on crime in New York Metropolis. I hope they do the fitting factor at present and maintain him on bail.”

Final week, Wold advised The Put up in an interview that he’s a longtime drug addict and admitted to committing burglaries previously however denied being answerable for all of them.

“I’m grateful for [bail reform] as a result of I’m too previous to go to jail, I’m manner too previous, I can’t do it,” he stated from his mother’s home on Staten Island, including that he’s been attempting to get into an in-patient rehab program.

“Rikers Island shouldn’t be the important thing, you understand what I’m saying? I’ve been in jail all my life, I can try this standing on my head, it’s not instructing me something, I can get extra medication in there than I can out right here.”


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