Jewelry Taken From Two More Homes
Entry was gained into two homes through unlocked windows. Police believe a ladder was used in one of the incidents.
Police are investigating two more burglaries that were reported on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Jewelry was taken from both residences, Detective Capt. James Clarke said.
Officer Ardian Cela responded to a Nellis Drive residence Tuesday morning on a report of a burglary.
Cela’s report states that the residents left their home at noon on Monday. When they returned at 7 a.m. Tuesday they noticed a sliding door on the back of the house and kitchen window were open.
Clarke said there was no forced entry discovered at the residence.
The couple reported that jewelry, including rings, bracelets, and several pairs of earrings were taken from a jewelry box in a bedroom.
A resident of the street reported seeing an older model, dark-colored sedan parked on nearby McDonald Avenue twice last week; the vehicle was occupied, but police do not have a description of the occupants, according to the report.
Police believe that a ladder was used to gain access to a house on Oak Lane between 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, a police report on the incident states.
The report states that the window for an upstairs bedroom was left open to allow air into the room, Officer Jason Philippi reported. The ladder was on the side of the house.
The report states that the bedroom was ransacked. Clarke said jewelry was taken from the residence.
An alarm in the house was activated, but does not cover the upstairs bedrooms, Philippi reported.
According to the report, police believe whoever entered the house through the window, left the same way because the alarm never sounded.
The report states that a resident who was playing down the street saw a white female with blonde hair, wearing a pink sweater, and a tall white male exit a black vehicle and walk down the street at about 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The incidents are the latest in a string of burglaries in town dating back to the end of April.
Two Hackensack men were charged with burglary after they broke into a home on Fairfield Road earlier this month and led police on a foot chase that lasted several hours.
Clarke said that the police department “continues to direct its resources in an effort to deter and investigate this recent rash of burglaries occurring in the area. Citizens are urged to immediately report any suspicious activity to the department.”
Residents can call the department at 973-694-0600 to report any suspicious activity.