Police are investigating a residential burglary that was reported on Parsippany Boulevard in Parsippany, New Jersey.
A resident of the Tivoli Garden apartment complex reported that his apartment had been burglarized. The victim told police that the burglary occurred while he was away on vacation for approximately three weeks.
The Parsippany Police Department’s Investigative Division and the Morris County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigative Division collaborated on the investigation. Investigators said that the backdoor to the apartment may have been pried open during the burglary.
According to the possible victim, a 55-inch Samsung TV and a gold necklace were stolen from his apartment. The resident said that the items were worth roughly $3,000.
In New Jersey, burglary is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2. Prosecutors typically charge burglary as a third degree felony, as long as the burglar did not use a deadly weapon during commission of the theft. In this case, if the alleged burglar is caught and later convicted, he or she could face as many as five (5) years in NJ State Prison.
Police have asked that anyone with information about the possible theft get in touch with the Parsippany Police Department’s Investigative Division at 973-263-4365.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Police Say Burglar Forced Entry, Stole TV, Necklace from Parsippany Resident’s Apartment.“