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South Orange Home Ransacked; Thief Takes Jewelry, Laptops

June 16, 2014 at 2:29 PM

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – A Holland Road resident reported that someone broke into their house and stole jewelry and two laptops sometime during the daytime hours of June 5.

The suspect gained entry by smashing a first floor window and ransacked several bedrooms.

During the on-scene investigation, a neighbor told police that she saw a man climb out of the victim’s window and flee on Kenmore Avenue toward Newark at about 9:30 a.m. The witness did not inform police of her observations until they arrived on the scene later in the day.

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In other police news:

  • A Newark resident stated that someone removed her wallet from her shopping cart while she was loading groceries into her car in the Pathmark parking lot at approximately 7 p.m. on June 7.
     
  • Samuel Jean, 21, of Irvington, was arrested when police responded to a report of a stolen cell phone on Raymond Avenue at about 3:45 p.m. on June 9. Jean had approached the juvenile and asked to use the cell phone before fleeing with it. Officers canvassing the area found Jean running through the back yard of a Connett Place residence with the stolen phone and arrested him without incident.

Source: South Orange Police Blotter

Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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