The Manalapan Police Department has reported a number of burglaries, attempted burglaries, and thefts in the last two weeks.
A landscaping business on High Bridge Road was burglarized on Nov. 18, according to police. The garage of the business, left unlocked, was entered and power tools valued at $5,200 were stolen.
A 51-year-old Manalapan woman told police that six pieces of jewelry were taken from her home during November 2012. The jewelry was valued at $10,400, according to police. There was no sign of forced entry into the home and the jewelry may have been taken by someone who had access to the home.
Starter checks and $375 in cash was removed from the bedroom of a 49-year-old man in Manalapan on Nov. 21. Police found no signs of forced entry into the home; the victim told police it may have been stolen by a family member.
An All Power generator was stolen from a Valley Road home on Nov. 18, police said. Additionally, a Tom Tom GPS unit valued at $90 and $20 worth of loose change was stolen from the unlocked car parked in the home’s driveway. The victim is a 48-year-old woman.
On Nov. 24, a 44-year-old Manalapan woman told police that someone had tried to break into her home by tampering with several windows, police said. Entry was not gained into the residence and no items were taken.
A vacant Grayson Lane home that is owned by the bank was broken into, according to police. Police were called to the home on Nov. 20 after a report was made that the front door was left open. The door appeared to be forced open. No one was found within the home and nothing appeared to have been stolen, police said.
Anyone with information about these incidents may contact the police department at 732-446-4300.