LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police are investigating a burglary to a local sneaker store that took place a little after 12:15 a.m. on Monday.

According to authorities, police responded to SNIPES sneaker and clothing store located in Aviation Plaza on West Edgar Road on reports on a burglary in progress.

Reports state that 20-30 individuals broke the glass windows and door to the store. The group then entered the store and stole various merchandise before fleeing in multiple directions.

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This was an isolated incident and there is no evidence to suggest this crime is in any way related to earlier protests in the area which were, by all accounts, entirely peaceful, police said. Authorities are also unclear if the burglary is related to similar incidents at Snipes stores throughout NJ & Philadelphia area.

The incident remains under investigation by the Linden Police Detective Bureau.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Tim Hubert at (908) 474-8532.

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