Parsippany New Jersey police are searching for a man accused of burglarizing a home and threatening the resident.
According to law enforcement, the victim returned to his home and found the suspect inside the house. The resident heard footsteps on the second floor of the house and went to investigate.
As the victim walked up the steps, he reportedly saw the suspect carrying a backpack and exiting a bedroom.
The suspect allegedly followed the victim downstairs and threatened him. The suspect then reportedly exited the house through a rear door and tried to flee the scene on foot.
The resident ran outside and chased after the suspect, who reportedly got into a gray Nissan and drove away. The suspect was last seen driving toward South Parker Mill Road in Parsippany, NJ.
The victim called the Parsippany Police Department, which dispatched officers to the scene. Police subsequently canvassed the area in search of the suspect, but they were unable to locate him.
Authorities recently released a description of the suspect. He is said to be a white male in his 20s and with a stocky build.
The Parsippany Police Department and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office are working together on a joint investigation into the burglary. At this time, investigators have yet to identify the suspect.
If police can eventually determine the identity of the suspect, he would likely face serious criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, illegally breaking into a structure is typically classified as a third degree felony. A conviction on third degree burglary charges could result in a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.
Members of the public with information about the suspect should call Parsippany NJ investigators at 973-263-4313.
For further information about this case, read the DailyRecord.com article entitled “Parsippany Resident Threatened by Burglary.”