Parsippany NJ police are looking for a man who allegedly burglarized a house and threatened the resident.
According to Parsippany authorities, the victim returned to his home and discovered the suspect inside the house. The victim heard footsteps coming from the second floor of the house and went upstairs to investigate.
As the victim ascended the staircase, he reportedly noticed the suspect emerge from a bedroom. The suspect was carrying a backpack.
The suspect allegedly began to threaten the resident and followed him downstairs. The suspect then reportedly ran out of a rear door and attempted to flee the area on foot.
The resident chased after the suspect, who eventually got into a gray Nissan parked some distance from the house. The suspect was seen heading in the direction of South Parker Mill Road in Parsippany, New Jersey.
The victim dialed 911, prompting the Parsippany Police Department to send officers to the scene. Police officers later canvassed the area, but they could not find the suspect.
Law enforcement recently released a description of the suspect. He is described as a white male in his 20s. He reportedly has a stout build.
The Morris County Sheriff’s Office and the Parsippany Police Department and conducting a joint investigation into the break-in. Investigators have not yet identified the suspect.
If investigators can eventually identify and apprehend the suspect, he would probably be subject to severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, anyone who illegally breaks into a structure can usually be charged with a third degree crime. A conviction for third degree burglary could lead to a sentence of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Anyone who has information about the suspect or the burglary should contact Parsippany investigators at 973-263-4313.
For additional information about this case, view the DailyRecord.com article entitled “Parsippany Resident Threatened by Burglary.”