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Two Burglaries and an Armed Robbery in Maplewood

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

February 7, 2014; Burglary: At approximately 1 PM, patrols responded to an alarm activation at a home on Jacoby St.  Upon their arrival, the home was found to have been entered.  The homeowner responded to the scene but reported that nothing appeared to be missing.

February 7, 2014; Burglary:  A resident of Ball Pl returned home after being out all day and found that their home had been burglarized.  Jewelry was reported stolen.

February 7, 2014; Robbery: At approximately 0930 PM, an two adult male were sitting in their vehicle after exiting a barber shop on Springfield Ave.  They were approached by a male wearing a mask and displaying a handgun.  He demanded their money and then fled West on Springfield Ave with their money.  He was observed entering a vehicle and fleeing towards Laurel Ave in Union.  No one was injured during this incident.

All incidents are currently under investigation by the Detective Bureau.  Residents are asked to practice good crime prevention techniques and secure their homes, garages and automobiles when left unattended.

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