Boonton Township police are investigating a pair of recent residential burglaries.
According to police, the thefts took place “during the early evening hours.” Early indications are that the same person illegally entered two homes by forcing their way through the front doors.
Thankfully, no one was hurt during the burglaries since the houses’ occupants were away when the thefts occurred.
Police said that the burglar entered the homes and stole items from the master bedrooms. At this time, the homeowners are still looking over everything to try to determine precisely what was taken.
Burglary is an extremely serious offense. If the burglar in these cases is caught and later convicted, they could end up serving a very long time behind bars. In accordance with N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, burglary is classified as a third degree criminal offense and can be punished by a sentence of up to five years in New Jersey State Prison. The burglar in these cases could also face additional criminal charges such as robbery and trespassing.
Authorities have asked that anyone who has information about the burglaries please get in touch with the Boonton Township Police Department by calling 973-402-4022. Additionally, local police have requested that residents exercise caution in the waning days of summer and report any suspicious activity in the area.
To learn more, access the NJ.com article entitled “Boonton Police Urge Vigilance After Two Residential Burglaries.”
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