Millburn Police Investigating Residential Burglary, Attempted Burglary

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MILLBURN, NJ - Police are investigating a burglary and attempted burglary last week in Millburn.

On March 9, police received a report from a Walnut Avenue resident who said he and his wife left their home at about 8:30 a.m. and returned at 6 p.m. to discover the rear door of the residence had been shattered and removed. A search of the residence showed ransacked bedroom closets and drawers. The residents reported that clothing and jewelry were missing, as well as a set of crystal silverware.

Responding officers discovered a rear window on the home had been broken by a rock, which was recovered at the scene. Police said a rock has been involved as a tool to force entry in several other recent burglaries in the area.

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Also on March 9, police responded to a home on Berkeley Road on a report of damage to the back door of the residence. The homeowner told police she left the home around 9:30 a.m. and when she returned at about 10:30 a.m., she noticed a two-inch by two-inch box scratched into the glass pane about five inches to the left of the locked door bolt.

Police said it doesn't appear that entry was gained into the residence.

Anyone with information on either of these or any of the recent burglaries in the area is asked to call the Millburn Police at 973-564-7001.

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