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Rash of Thefts in Maplewood


June 30, 2014 at 2:16 PM

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The following items were reported by the Maplewood Police Department:

June 23, 2014; Burglary; At approximately 11:25 a.m., officers responded to an alarm activation on Irvington Ave.  Upon their arrival at the residence they discovered that a burglary had occurred. The homeowner responded and reported that a tablet was missing from the home.

June 23, 2014; Theft from Auto; A Mercedes parked in the driveway of a Parker Avenue home had its passenger side window broken and a bag, cell phone and glasses stolen from it.

June 24, 2014; Burglary; During the morning hours, entry was forced into an apartment of a multifamily home on Harding Street.  A laptop and a large amount of change were reported stolen.

June 25, 2014; Bicycle Theft; Sometime over a three-day period an unsecured bicycle was stolen from the rear yard of a Princeton Street home.

June 25, 2014; Theft; At approximately 5:30 p.m., a male sitting on a porch on Laurel Avenue was approached by a male who reached into his pocket and removed cash. The male then ran west on Springfield Ave toward Union.

June 25, 2014; Theft; At 6 p.m., a 17-year-old female was walking  in the area of 1529 Springfield Ave. talking on her cell phone.  A male on a bicycle approached her from behind, grabbed the phone and rode off with it. The victim was not injured.

June 26, 2014; Theft; At approximately 8:15 p.m., a pedestrian was walking on Newark Way when two males in a vehicle asked to use his cell phone. The victim allowed the males to use the phone and while doing so they drove away with the phone.