There have been several recent home break-ins and burglaries, according to the Manalapan Police Department.
Manalapan police responded to a residence on Blenheim Road shortly after 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 in reference to a burglary. Upon investigation, police discovered that various items valued at $20,200 were taken from the home. Police found no signs of forced entry.
Stolen items included jewelry, large screen television, expensive sneakers, and watches. The homeowner, a 26-year-old woman, told police that the burglary took place between 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22.
Ptl. Jason Vigenault responded to a Genesis Street home on Wednesday, Sept. 19 for a burglary report. The homeowner, a 51-year-old woman, told the patrolman that her home had been burglarized at some point between 7:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
According to police, the perpetrators cut the screen of a front window and opened the window. A notebook computer was stolen from the home which was valued at $398. The computer was owned by a friend of the resident who lives in Oceanport.
On Monday, Sept. 24 a Manalapan homeowner came home to find a burglar in the house. The unknown individual left the Monterey Lane home through a rear door as the homeowner entered the home, according to Manalapan Police Capt. Michael Fountain.
Marlboro Police K-9 unit was dispatched to help track down the perpetrator who fled the scene on foot. A second individual may have left the home in a white, 4-door Honda, but police are not certain that this vehicle is connected with the break-in.
Anyone with information on these burglaries is encouraged to contact the Manalapan Police Department at 732-446-4300.