A Newark man who was acting "suspiciously" on a Penn Station-bound train Tuesday morning was found carrying a cash register stolen from a Patchogue beauty store, Suffolk police said.

Cory Ford, 34, of New Jersey, was arrested as he was leaving a Long Island Rail Road train at the Jamaica station by Metropolitan Transportation Authority police at 6:48 a.m., carrying the cash register under his arm, police said. It had been stolen the previous night from Eloisa Beauty Center on Medford Avenue, police said.

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MTA sources said Ford told police he had bought the cash register at a Walmart store but he couldn't produce a receipt to verify the purchase.

Police said Ford broke a window at the beauty shop Monday night and left with the entire cash register around 9:30 p.m.

Ford, who was turned over to Suffolk police, was charged with third-degree burglary, and will be held overnight at the Fifth Precinct. He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Dec. 4.