The trail of a business break-in spree in Toms River leads police to a suspect right in town.

Police say they were able to connect John Voltolino, 36, to the February 17 theft of a cash register at OBCO's Donuts on Fischer Boulevard by comparing surveillance video to footage collected at the Spring Water Depot on Route 37 this past Tuesday.

At 9:55 PM Tuesday, officers responded to a reported burglary attempt at TREC Advertising on Lowell Avenue, police said. Investigators found a smashed rear window and items inside the office in disarray, but nothing was reported stolen, police said.

Less than three hours later, at 12:34 AM, patrolmen raced to Spring Water Depot in answer to an alarm, finding the glass front door shattered but an interior door still intact, police said. They developed a description based on surveillance images.

At 1:36 AM, Voltolino was spotted on Washington Street at Whittier Avenue, matching the description of the suspect, police said. He was apprehended on the strength of a $350 warrant issued in Atlantic City.

Investigators then matched Voltolino to surveillance images from the doughnut shop, where the suspect was viewed entering through a window and taking the register.

Voltolino is charged with burglary and theft related to the OBCO's incident. Investigations of the two burglary attempts continues.