Moorestown burglaries may be linked

June 10, 2009 3:45:17 PM PDT
Police in Moorestown, New Jersey say there have been two daytime burglaries there in the last two weeks, and they believe the crimes are related.The latest burglary happened Tuesday in the 200 block of Demarest Road. The bandits broke in through a back door and ransacked the place.

A neighbor, who doesn't want to be identified, says she spotted a red vehicle parked across the street. When it left and returned for a third time, she tried to get a license plate number.

"When I tried to get it I saw the guys run out with big duffel bags full of stuff, they jumped in and sped off and I immediately called police," she said.

"Right now, the afternoon is their favorite time," said Sgt. Randy Pugh of the Moorestown Police.

Sgt. Pugh says the first burglary happened on May 29h in the 700 block of Dominion Drive. They broke in through a rear window, ransacked the home, stealing jewelry and electronics.

Neighbor Alan Wozniak says a similar vehicle was seen parked across the streeet.

"I heard workers the workers next door to their homes spotted a red car right across the street here for a couple of hours," Wozniak said.

Police believe the crimes are related.

That vehicle is described as a maroon or red SUV with a gray bumper. It has a roof rack and left side damage. The driver is said to be a man with close-cropped hair, a short beard and black framed rectangular shaped glasses.

Police in Westhampton Township say they, too, had a similar burglary on Augusta Drive back on May 26th. Just like the other crimes, a house was ransacked and jewelry and electronics stolen.

The two departments are working together on the cases.

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