Authorities are looking into two burglaries that were reported by residents in the James Street area of Morristown, NJ.
A resident on Headley Road informed Morristown police that someone had entered his house and taken jewelry and electronics this past Sunday. The possible victim said that the burglar or burglars gained entry to the house through a broken window in the rear of the house.
A resident of a house on nearby James Street – also reported a burglary on Sunday afternoon. According to the resident, the burglar or burglars made off with several electronic devices and pieces of jewelry.
Headley Road and James Street are less than two miles apart. As a result, Morristown police are considering the possibility that the two reported burglaries are in some way connected.
In New Jersey, burglary is governed under N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2. In accordance with the statute, prosecutors typically charge burglary as a third degree offense. In these cases, if the suspect is apprehended and convicted of third degree burglary, the penalties could include a sentence of up to five (5) years in New Jersey State Prison.
Morristown police have asked that anyone who has information about either of the reported burglaries contact them at 973-292-6646 or at 973-292-6699.
For more information, read the NJ.com article entitled “Morristown Police Investigating 2 Residential Burglaries.“