Manalapan police have reported jewelery thefts from two homes last week. These thefts are coming on the heels of two other home burglaries involving jewelry; over $9,600 worth of jewelry was taken from those homes. Last week's thefts involved even more valuable items.
Jewelry and a safe, with a total value of $31,600, were stolen from a Quail Court home on Dec. 11, according to the Manalapan Police Department. At some point between 5:35 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. an individual entered the home and removed a jewelry box and the safe.
The homeowner, a 34-year-old woman, contacted the police at around 8:45 p.m. and Ptl. Adam Sosnowski investigated the incident. Detective Leonard Maltese processed the scene and is currently investigating the burglary.
Another residential burglary occurred on Kingswood Way on Dec. 13. Ptl. Joseph DeFilippis arrived at the home where the homeowner, a 57-year-old woman, reported that her house had been illegally entered and a variety of jewelry was stolen. The value of the jewelry is not yet known.
Police suspect that the burglar entered the house by possibly forcing open a window or a rear door using a pry tool. The items were taken some time between 9 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., according to police. This burglary is also currently under investigation by the Manalapan Police Department.
If anyone has any information regarding these thefts please contact the police at 732-446-4300.