Police in Chester Township NJ are investigating two recent burglaries of area homes.
According to police, an intruder gained access to a house on Runyan Place by forcing open the home’s front door.
What the suspect did not realize is that the home’s residents were inside the residence at the time of the break-in. The residents quickly dialed 911, prompting the suspect to exit the house and flee the scene.
The good news is that the residents were unharmed and nothing was reported stolen during the incident.
Chester Township police received a report of yet another burglary on Runyan Place during the same night. The suspect in the second incident also reportedly gained access to the house by forcing open the front door.
Chester Township detectives are currently investing the burglaries. Police do not yet know if the two burglaries were committed by the same person.
If the suspect in either incident is apprehended, he could be subject to severe penalties. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2 classified burglary as a third degree felony, which is punishable by a sentence of 3–5 years in NJ State Prison.
Local police have asked that anyone with useful information about either reported burglary please get in touch with Chester Township detectives at 908-879-5513 ext. 832.
To learn more, access the NJ.com article entitled “Home Broken into While Residents Were Inside, Chester Township Police Say.”
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.