CEDAR GROVE, NJ – An alarm triggered at an unoccupied home in Cedar Grove revealed a burglary on Thursday.
Police responded to a residence on Eileen Drive at around 9:30 p.m. after a report of an alarm activation. According to police reports, Officer Connor Grawehr noted a white mini-van traveling on Route 23 as he was responding. When he arrived at scene, he found that the front door had been forced open.
Simultaneously the homeowner, who was away, notified police his door bell camera had captured three masked males entering his home and removing property. That information and a description of the suspect vehicle was transmitted to surrounding towns and a perimeter was established around the home. Verona and Little Falls Police Departments assisted.
No one was found inside the home. Police report that he master bedroom had been ransacked. Taken were two firearms and jewelry. The doorbell video revealed the three suspects wearing masks and gloves removing the property from the house. Additional video from neighbors revealed a suspect vehicle, a white or silver mini-van.
According police the suspects were undaunted by the sounding alarm spending only minutes inside the home. The investigation is ongoing.
This is the second incident occurring in that neighborhood this month. Extra patrols have been directed into that area. Anyone with additional information or surveillance video please contact Det. Sgt. Robert McDermott at 973-239-4100 X258 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report all suspicious activity immediately by 911. Never investigate on your own and do not dismiss your suspicions.
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