MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - A sketch of the man suspected to have committed an armed burglary in Morris Township has been released by police. 

According to authorities, the suspect is described as a black male, with an athletic build, approximately 5-6” to 5-8”. The suspect is believed to be in his late 20’s or early 30’s, they said. The suspect’s hair has been described as short on the sides, with one inch twisted braids on top. He was reported to be wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark colored pants, and wearing a black backpack.

On the evening of July 29, an unknown suspect, who was armed with a handgun, attempted to break into the rear of a residence. During this attempt, the resident’s dog chased after the suspect, at which time it is believed that the suspect fired the handgun in the direction of the dog, said police. Although there were no reported injuries, the fired shot entered the home

The investigation is active and ongoing, and law enforcement is seeking the public’s assistance with information. Anyone with any type of information is encouraged to contact the Morris Township Police at 973-539-0777, Morris Township Detective Justin Crowell at 973-326-7484, the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, or the Morristown Police Department at 973-538-2200. In addition, anyone with information regarding this incident may contact the Morris County Sheriff’s CrimeStoppers Program at, 973-COP-CALL or by using the free “P3 Tips” app on any mobile device.