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Two Residential Burlgaries in Manalapan Last Week

$31,600 worth of valuables were stolen from one home.

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.

marcia January 16, 2013 at 04:38 PM
I have an alarm system but my 2 very large aggressive barking dogs work much better than my alarm system!
Ken Scara January 16, 2013 at 04:47 PM
A thief walks in with a steak and the dog becomes his best friend. Alarms are better than dogs.
marcia January 16, 2013 at 04:53 PM
The thief SEES and HEARS my dogs and goes somewhere else! Why bother using a STEAK?!
Ken Scara January 16, 2013 at 05:20 PM
You would think so but that's not always the case. So you have seen the thiefs leave. I have seen it all when it comes to burglaries. In this day and age protect your property the best way you think is feasible, it's bad out there and getting worse. Stay safe Marcia
marcia January 16, 2013 at 05:28 PM
Thanks, totally agree, I built my home over 22 years ago and just last week the house around the corner in the cul-de-sac was burglarized. I was home at the time and the police were searching for the suspect across the street from my home under my neighbor's deck. My dogs did alert me and so did my neighbors and their dogs. Good luck to you.

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