MONTGOMERY TWP., N.J. – Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Montgomery Township Captain Thomas Wain are requesting the public’s assistance in the investigation of a burglary at the Congregation Kehilat Shalom in Montgomery Township.
Montgomery Township Police responded to the Congregation Kehilat Shalom, 253 Belle Mead Griggstown Road for an activated burglar alarm on July 7 at 12:58 a.m., according to Robertson.
They found an unsecured door and checked the interior of the synagogue. A review of the synagogue’s surveillance system shows a suspect inside the synagogue, described a white male approximately 17-25 years of age with brown hair and an average build wearing a white printed T-shirt, gray athletic shorts and tan low cut work boots with a white sole.
Authorities are releasing an image taken from the video surveillance footage in an effort to identify the individual.
The prosecutor did not identify what was stolen from the synagogue.
Robertson requests anyone with information on the burglary or the identity of the individual depicted in the surveillance photo to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at 908-231-7100 or Montgomery Township police at 908-359-3222 or via the STOPit app.
The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will also be kept confidential.