Toms River Police investigating string of burglaries
Toms River Police are investigating six residential burglaries that occurred Tuesday afternoon. Officer George Fernicola is investigating a home was entered thru the back door on Fawn Drive between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Between noon and 1 pm a home was entered on Dickerson and ransacked with no proceeds reported stolen. Between 1 and 2 p.m. a house was entered on Hedge Street and there was an attempt at a residence on Central Avenue where a screen was cut and removed from the rear of a home but no entry was gained between noon and 4 p.m. Than at 615 p.m. a residence on Swain Avenue was entered thru a rear window. In all these burglaries cash, jewelry and prescription medicines were targeted by the suspects.
The Swain Ave burglary was caught on surveillance cameras that were just installed by the homeowner 2 weeks ago. The video shows the suspect being dropped off in a dark car then walk up to the front door. After ringing the doorbell the suspect walks to the rear of the house and forces open a rear window. The suspect is in the home for one minute before a family member comes home. The suspect then exits the front door and is picked up by the suspect in the car waiting down the street.
Toms River Police are constantly solving crimes by the use of the numerous video surveillance system being installed throughout the Township. Captain Bruce Burgess who is in charge of the investigation of these burglaries is cautiously optimistic that the video will assist the Department in identifying the suspects .
Investigating these burglaries are Detectives Chris Fluck, Mark Bajada, John Bajcic, Sergeant Dave McCallum and Officer Thomas Dimichele along with Detectives from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department and the Ocean County Prosecutors Office.
Anyone with information can called Detective Louis Santora at 349-0150 ext 1276