Police: Pair Cons Millburn Resident, Burglarize Home
Man and woman allegedly distracted Main Street homeowner by soliciting roof repairs.
Millburn police are asking for the public's help in identifying a couple believed to be involved in a burglary at a Main Street residence last Friday afternoon, officials said.
According to police, the man rang the doorbell of a Main Street home inquiring about making roof repairs to the residence at about 2 p.m. on Feb. 15.
The man convinced the resident to let him in the house to show where the home needed repairs, police said.
The resident told police, the man let a woman in the house and the three continued speaking about repairs.
While the woman distracted the resident, her partner went into the rest of the house and stole items, police said. Police have not released items stolen from the home.
The two left the house in a small white SUV, police said.
The resident described the man as white, between 35 and 45 years old, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 inches and wearing blue jeans and blue plaid shirt, police said.
The woman was described as white, about 5-foot-6 inches tall and had blonde hair.
Millburn police encourage residents to be wary of letting people they don’t know into their homes.
Anyone who has information or can identify the suspects is asked to contact the Millburn Police Detective Bureau at (973)-564-7017.