There were two home burglaries in Manalapan Township last week, according to the Manalapan Police Department.
Police responded to a Pine Brook Road home residence on Sunday, Dec. 2 for the report of a burglary and theft. The homeowner, a 38-year-old woman, told police that she had left the home between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Upon returning home, the victim told police that she did not notice anything out of the ordinary.
In the evening, however, the victim noticed that a Sony Playstation and a Toshiba laptop were missing. The items are valued at $1,184.27, police reported.
Ptl. Jared Aronson handled the incident and noticed that there were no signs of forced entry. This case is pending an investigation.
On Wednesday, Nov. 28 Ptl. Ross Dessel of the Manalapan Police Department responded to an Ivanhoe Drive home for a reported burglary. The victim, a 44-year-old man, told Dessel that he found his bedroom safe open when he returned home. The bedroom safe was located in the homeowner's garage.
A variety of jewelry and electronics were stolen; the amount of the stolen items is not yet known.
The rear sliding door was found to be forced open. Anyone with information about this break-in is asked to contact the Manalapan Police Department at 732-446-4300.