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Uptick in Home Burglaries Last Week

There have been a number of home burglaries in Manalapan, according to police.

The is reporting several home burglaries within the township recently.

A Galahad Drive resident told police that her family's home was burglarized sometime between 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 23 and 1:10 a.m. on Aug. 24. The 28-year-old woman reported the theft on Aug. 24.

Upon further investigation, police discovered that the rear bathroom window and pane were forcibly removed, indicating a point of entry. Four bedrooms were ransacked and five men's watches valued at $500 were stolen from a bedroom. Police said that it appeared the men exited throug the rear sliding glass door.

Ptl. Dennis O'Brien, Sgt. Edward Niesz, Ptl. Robert Herring, and Det. Kevin Scmidt handled the incident. Anyone with more information is asked to contact the police department at 732-446-4300.

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On Aug. 22, a 40-year-old reported a theft of $13,500 worth of jewelry from his home. The man told police that upon returning home from an out-of-state trip he found several items from his home missing, including the jewelry. No forced entry was discovered.

Jewelry was also stolen from another township home on Aug. 21. A 47-year-old Manalapan woman told police that numerous pieces of jewerly valued at $7,200 were taken from her home sometime between Aug. 5 and Aug. 18.

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A 50-year-old man who lives on Grayson Lane told police that seven bicycles were stolen from the shed, located in the rear of his home. The bicycles were taken sometime between 9 p.m. on Aug. 21 and 5 p.m. on Aug. 23. The stolen bicycles were valued at $1,600.




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