Police in Boonton Township, NJ are investigating a couple of burglaries that occurred at residences in the same neighborhood.
According to authorities, the residential burglaries occurred “during the early evening hours.” Officials believe that the same individual broke into two homes by forcibly entering through the front doors.
Police indicated that the burglar probably knew the occupants of the homes were away at the time.
The burglar went through the master bedrooms and took various belongings. However, the homeowners are not sure about what was taken; they are still taking inventory to determine exactly what has gone missing.
If the suspect in this case is apprehended, they could face significant consequences. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, burglary is classified as a third degree felony. This means that a conviction for burglary can result in a prison sentence of between three and five years. Additionally, it is possible that the suspect could be charged with other theft-related crimes, such as robbery or trespassing.
Although the Boonton Township Police Department has not yet released the name of the street on which the residences are located, they have asked for the public’s assistance. Anyone with information about the suspect or the burglaries is asked to contact police at 973-402-4022.
Police have also asked residents to be on the lookout for questionable persons and suspicious vehicles in the area. If a resident has doubts about a situation or activity, they should immediately report it to police.
For more information, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Boonton Police Urge Vigilance After Two Residential Burglaries.”
If you are facing burglary or robbery charges in New Jersey, contact Morristown NJ criminal defense attorney Travis J. Tormey for a free consultation about your case.