Solar Swim Panels, which utilize energy from the sun to heat a pool, were reportedly stolen from the roof of a Smithburg Road residence on Tuesday, Sept. 25.
The perpetrator, or perpetrators, gained access to the roof of the Manalapan home and removed the Solar Swim Panels, valued at about $6,000. Ptl. Ken Mikulik and Ptl. Matthew Meyler responded to the home in reference to the theft.
According to Manalapan police, the 45-year-old male homeowner was not at home at the time of the theft. A heating sensor from the backyard was also removed, police said.
This case is pending an investigaton. Anyone with information on the theft is encouraged to contact the Manalapan Police Department at 732-446-4300.