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Burglars Strike Warren: Steal Cash, BMW, Jewelry, Equipment

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Burglars Strike Warren: Steal Cash, BMW, Jewelry, Equipment Credits: B. Nemcek
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WARREN, NJ — Four burglaries have been reported in Warren in the past two days, according to a report released by the Warren police on Wednesday including a 2011 BMW, cash and jewelry.

Warren Police advise residents to be on alert as burglaries are on the rise throughout Somerset County. 

According to the report:

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  • On Monday, Aug. 22 at 8:22 a.m.: Police reported to 51 Mount Bethel Road on a report of burglary. Patrol advised the unknown actor(s) forced entry into a commercial trailer located in the rear parking lot and removed approximately $2,500 worth of landscaping equipment.
  • On Monday, Aug. 22 at 3:07 p.m.:A theft was reported at 82 Morning Glory Road. An unknown actor removed a gas can containing approximately $5 worth of gas from the property.
  • On Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 5:29 a.m.: A Casale Drive resident reported a stolen motor vehicle. The victim's 20111 BMW Sedan was taken from the driveway between 6 p.m. on Monday and 5:29 a.m. Tuesday. The victim's car keys and personal documents were inside the vehicle at the time of the theft.
  • On Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 9:09 a.m.: A Tulip Court resident reported a residential burglary. The incident occurred between Monday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 9 a.m. Patrol advised entry was gained by forced entry through the front door. Approximately $6,000 to $7,000 in cash and $12,000 in assorted jewelry were stolen from the home. 
 
 
"We believe the new style burglary crews currently spread out through New Jersey are affiliated with career burglars who typically strike between 7 p.m. and 12 a.m. (midnight), stated Warren Police Chief William Keane in a release sent to residents. "They work in groups of 2-4 persons operating expensive vehicles which would not typically stand out in your neighborhood. Entry into homes has been gained by shouldering exterior doors or smashing rear glass doors. Additionally, power boxes have been tampered with or ripped off the exterior of the residences. The actor(s) are sometimes in the residence for several minutes ransacking numerous rooms, closets, desks, and dressers (etc) looking for anything of value."

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