Toms River Police Investigating Rash of Monday Burglaries
At 1130 Monday morning a black male 5’5”, corn row style hair, wearing dark sweat pants and a green shirt attempted to enter a basement window to a home on James street. A witness observed the male jump over a 6 foot fence to enter the property. Officer Robert O’Neill is investigating the attempted burglary in which the suspect did remove several hand tools including wrenches and ratchets from a vehicle at the rear of the home before fleeing on foot.
Officer Scott Duncan is investigating a burglary thru a rear window to a home on Popular Place that occurred between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked window and removed $200 in cash and about $6000 in Jewelry the victims bedroom.
Officer Frank Lauria is investigating a burglary at a Broad Street home that occurred between 130 and 230 Monday afternoon. The victim reported that someone entered their unlock front door and removed about $100 in cash and over 20 DVD’s.
At 5 p.m. a Home owner from Mapletree Road discovered unknown suspect(s) forced open his front door and removed a Casio Watch from a bedroom.
A residence on Central Avenue was entered thru an unlocked front door and two bicycles and television were removed. The television was removed from the living, one bike from a bedroom and the other from the back of the home. The theft is being investigated by Corporeal Paul Burkhardt.
Also investigating these burglaries are Detectives Alex Scherer, Roger Hull, Brian Lomer, Louis Santora and Ocean County Sheriff’s Department. Anyone with information can contact Captain Bruce Burgess at 349-0150 ext 1200.
The Department is requesting any residents to be alert and call in any suspious activity such as people ringing doorbells, being drop off in neighboroofds etc. to 349-0150.