Mount Olive police are requesting assistance from the public after someone broke into a home and stole several air conditioning units.
On Tuesday, an officer responded to a report of a burglary at a residence on Main Street. When the officer arrived on the scene, he learned that someone had entered the home through a back door. Once inside the home, the offender removed the air conditioning units and made off with them.
In New Jersey, burglary is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2. The statute prohibits a person from unlawfully entering premises with the intent to commit a criminal offense. Burglary is typically charged as a third degree felony. If caught and convicted, the offender in this case could be sentenced to up to five (5) years in New Jersey State Prison.
Mount Olive police are asking anyone with information about the crime to contact them at (973) 691-0900 ext. 7592.
For more information about this incident, see the NJ.com article entitled “Not Cool: Someone Stole Air Conditioners from Mount Olive Home.’“