Police in Mendham Township NJ have released surveillance photographs in the hopes that the public might be able to identify the culprits in a number of recent burglaries.
According to authorities, there were at least five reported burglaries in just one week in Mendham Township, Morris Township, and Chester Township.
In fact, three homes in Mendham Township and Morris Township were burglarized during a single night. Police said that the burglaries were probably connected because the modus operandi of the burglars was very similar in all three instances.
Just a few nights later, two homes in Chester Township were broken into and burglarized. According to police, the burglars forced open the homes’ front doors in order to gain access to the residences.
Police in all three municipalities are working around the clock to catch the suspects.
In the meantime, police have asked that residents take precautions to guard against future burglaries. Homeowners should make sure that all doors and windows remain locked when they leave their homes for any amount of time. Additionally, homeowners might want to leave at least a few lights turned on so that potential burglars do not realize that the residence is empty.
Police have also asked that members of the public remain vigilant and report suspicious individuals and suspicious vehicles so that police can investigate as quickly as possible.
For more information, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Police Seek Help, Release Surveillance Photos in Multiple Burglaries.”