Toms River Police said an attempted burglary of a home Monday afternoon was unsuccessful, thanks to the presence of the resident and pet dog in the home.
Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said a white male, about 20 years old, was seen on Oak Leaf Lane in the Oak Ridge section of Toms River around 1:30 p.m. Monday, trying to pry open a front door.
The police chief said the presence of a resident and a dog inside the Oak Leaf Lane home apparently scared the suspect off. No proceeds were taken.
Mastronardy said police received a call of an attempted burglary and witnesses reported seeing the man dropped off and then picked up by an older white male driving a cream-colored luxury vehicle.
The suspect is described as a white male, 20 years old, with a stocky build, wearing a light blue and white striped shirt and beige shorts, police said.
The investigation is ongoing. Sergeant Ted Grob, and Officers Witold Paduch and Paul Burkhardt are investigating.
Anyone with information can call police headquarters at 732-349-0150.