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Multiple Businesses Report Attempted Burglaries

Toms River police respond to incidents at restaurants

Toms River Police responded to multiple incidents of break-ins at businesses this week along the Route 166 corridor.

More than $1,000 in damage occurred at Little Kusina restaurant, 1594 Route 9, around 1 a.m. Wednesday, Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said. An unknown suspect, or suspects, broke a window in the front of the store, but also attempted to force upon a rear door that was secured by a dead bolt.

Mastronardy said the incident was an attempted burglary. Although no proceeds were taken the owner reported more than $1,000 in damage.

Officers Jesse Robertazzi and Adam Worth are investigating.

Approximately four hours later, another incident was reported on Route 166.

Officers Robertazzi and Ron Bayer responded to an alarm at Villa Amalfi on Route 166 at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning, said the police chief.

In the Villa Amalfi incident, a basement window door was busted, its glass broken in an attempt to enter the restaurant, Mastronardy said. However, no entry was made and no proceeds were removed.

Sometime Tuesday night, a third restaurant reported an attempted burglary.

In this case, Wing Far Chinese restaurant at 2114 Route 9 saw about $500 in damage, Mastronardy said.

Unknown suspects shattered the front door and pried the back rear door to the restaurant. However, nothing was reported stolen.

Officer Steve Austin is investigating.

Anyone with information on these incidents can call police headquarters at 732-349-0150.

1stcav August 30, 2012 at 12:59 PM
3 time looser !
deathpenaltyforcopkillers August 30, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Isn't it funny how all these attempted break-ins occurred between Presidential Apts and WinteringHam Village ? Hmmmmmmmmm,
joannhoopengardner August 30, 2012 at 03:29 PM
I have 1 question why do people just assume that the attempted break ins has something to do with the apartments near by
Joe August 30, 2012 at 05:19 PM
looks like a duck, walks like a duck, must be a skunk
Miranda August 31, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Wing Far is actually up by Cox Cro road in North Dover, Not that I am defending the Emerald Apratments or Winteringham, they both should be burnt to the gorund. But it just goes to show even in North Dover no one is safe from these scum bags.
No Patience September 01, 2012 at 02:31 PM
hopes crossing apartments are off cox cro, low income, just sayin
jets7525 September 01, 2012 at 07:15 PM
its prob from a white herion feen that lives in a big house in the north dover sections
jets7525 September 01, 2012 at 07:21 PM
i grew up in one of those apts you have mentions, and maybe im a lil different then others that lived there but i'm a VERY VERY VERY successfull person if you knew who i am you would never believe i came from the gutter. most of the kids in those apts sell drug to your kids
NJGPUENERGY September 18, 2012 at 11:40 PM
They sell drugs to me! Always score there

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