Cash and jewelry were taken from homes on New Street and Bolton Road last week, Wayne Police said.
Two of the burglaries occurred on Jan. 5, between 6:30 and 9 p.m., Detective Capt. James Clarke said.
Police reported that footprints found at both homes were similar, but were made by two different types of shoes: one being a sneaker, the other a work boot.
One of the homes was broken into sometime between Jan. 3 and 6 when the occupants of the home were away, Clarke said.
In addition to the cash and jewelry, a large tan combination safe was taken from one of the homes, police reported. Entry into the homes was made through exterior patio and sliding French doors, Clarke said.
Bolton Road and New Street are located in the same neighborhood off of Alps Road.
Police suggested that residents should bring in newspapers, mail, and garbage cans from the street and leave interior and exterior lights on during times of darkness to make homes appear occupied.
Clarke said police are “actively following up on these burglaries.”
“Anyone who sees anything out of the ordinary, whether it be a suspicious vehicle or anything else, should contact the police,” Clarke said. “If you see a suspicious vehicle, write down any important information, get a license plate number, and let us know.”
Anyone with information about these incidents should contact the Wayne Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-633-3530.