A resident’s quick thinking stopped the further burglarizing of his car, already in progress when he came to the scene.
“Toms River Police responded to a burglary of a motor vehicle call at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday night, on 8th Avenue in the Ortley Beach section of the township,” said Chief Michael Mastronardy.
Mastronardy noted that the victim observed a black male, about 20 years of age, enter an unlocked vehicle in the driveway of the home and when confronted by the owner, then fled on foot towards the ocean.
“The suspect was wearing blue jeans, a black hooded sweatshirt and carrying a black backpack. There were no proceeds taken in the car burglary,” said the chief.
The crime is being investigated by Officer Matthew Broderick. Anyone with more information is encouraged to telephone the Toms River Police Department at 732-349-0150.