Babou Jobe, 48, is charged with breaking into the Brookhaven Islamic Center (Masjid Abu Bakr) on Briarwood Road.
The suspect, who is homeless, took cash, a flat-screen television and a computer from the mosque. The burglaries were captured on the center’s video surveillance cameras.
Jobe was arrested after a Brookhaven patrol officer spotted the suspect, who matched the man seen on the video cameras, walking on Briarwood Road.
He is being held in DeKalb County Jail on three counts of burglary and one count of possession of tools to commit a crime.
This is the latest arrest that resulted from Brookhaven’s proactive patrols. From the July 31 police department launch until mid-August, the police department responded to 231 major incidents, handled 84 traffic wrecks and issued 375 traffic citations, including:
- 66 disobey traffic control devices
- 10 passing school bus
- 52 no registration
- 30 no driver’s license
- 13 no insurance