Authorities are investigating two possible burglaries of residences in the James Street area of Morristown, New Jersey.
A resident on Headley Road told police that someone entered his house and stole jewelry and electronics this past Sunday. The resident said that the burglar or burglars gained entry to the home by breaking a window in the back of the house.
Another resident in the area – a James Street resident – also reported a burglary on Sunday afternoon. According to the resident, the burglar or burglars stole several electronic devices and pieces of jewelry.
Since Headley Road and James Street are less than two miles apart, Morristown police are considering the possibility that the two reported burglaries are connected.
In New Jersey, burglary is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2. In accordance with the statute, burglary is typically classified as a third degree felony. In these cases, if the suspect is apprehended, he or she could be charged with third degree burglary. A conviction for third degree burglary carries severe penalties, including a sentence of up to five (5) years in NJ State Prison.
Morristown police have asked that anyone with information about either of the recently reported burglaries contact them at 973-292-6646 or at 973-292-6699.
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For more information, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Morristown Police Investigating 2 Residential Burglaries.“