Two residents awoke Sunday morning to realize a burglar had stolen jewelry from their bedroom as they slept, police said.
A Fairacres Drive home had a window in the garage portion of the house pried open sometime between 4 and 6 a.m. Sunday, said Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy.
The suspect then proceeded to the bedroom and removed jewelry, about $1,000 worth. Mastronardy said the residents were asleep at the time.
"Police investigation indicates a subject forced open a window in the garage area between 4 and 6 a.m. Sunday morning then removed jewelry from the home while the residents were sleeping," Mastronardy said in an email. "The victims awoke and realized someone entered their bedroom and removed about $1,000 in jewelry."
It is unknown how the suspect fled from the home, located off Bachelor Street and Grand Avenue in Toms River.
Toms River Police Officer Michael Gallipoli and Detective John Turner are continuing to investigate. Ocean County Sheriff’s department is assisting in the investigation.
Anyone with information can call police headquarters at 732-349-0150.