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Police Investigate More Home Burglaries

Burglars target three homes since last week; computers and jewelry among items taken.

Detectives with the Millburn Police Department are investigating two home burglaries that occurred last week on Old Short Hills Road and one that occurred Monday morning on Cypress Street in Millburn.

According to police investigating the two burglaries that occurred back-to-back on Old Short Hills Road last Wednesday, April 18, a witness reported seeing a man, possibly Hispanic, walking between houses in the vicinity of the burglaries and told police that she also saw him parked in a dark blue SUV on Old Short Hills Road. An Apple computer was taken from one of the homes.

Police are hoping that any person or other police agency with any information will contact Detective Ed de la Fuente at 973-564-7031 or email the detective at edelafuente@millburntwp.org.

In the Cypress Street break-in on Monday, April 23, the homeowner told police that sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., his home was burglarized. When he left the house around 8:30 a.m., he said, he did not lock the doors,  and when her returned a couple of hours later, he discovered that his son’s MacBook Pro laptop was missing from the living room table. He also discovered that his brand new, Samsung Galaxy S cell phone and Apple iPad and a Sanyo DVD player were also missing from the living room.

According to the police report, the homeowner then went upstairs to find that the contents of the dressers were strewn across the bed and more than $15,000 worth of jewelry was missing, including a Pearl necklace, a diamond anniversary ring and a gold engagement ring.

Anyone with information concerning this case should call contact Detective John Mendelsohn or Officer Reginald Hay at 973-564-7001.

HIJK LMNOP April 24, 2012 at 08:29 PM
What idiot doesn't lock their house?
Lucretia G. April 24, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Some people are just careless that way and it can end up costing them dearly—much more than some jewelry and electronics.
Joanne Smythe April 24, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Based upon the police image above, the Macbook was last tracked in New Jersey, not NY City: "23rd Street and New York Ave in Union City, NJ"
Xavier April 24, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Where on Cypress St. did it occur?

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