Toms River Police Investigating Burglary, Attempted Home Invasion

In one incident, suspect rang door numerous times around midnight

Toms River Police are investigating two incidents: an attempted home burglary and a burglary where jewelry and cash were stolen.

A Dino Boulevard home was burglarized Monday night into Tuesday morning, said Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy.

Police are investigated the theft of jewelry and cash from the home, off New Hampshire and Old Freehold roads, Monday night into Tuesday. Officer Michael Gallipoli determined that the suspect, or suspects, entered through a garage door that was inadvertently left open during the night, said the police chief.

Mastronardy said the residents may have been home at the time as the suspect made off with the proceeds.

"It is believed the residents were in another area of the home when someone entered, then removed jewelry and cash from the upstairs bedroom," Mastronardy said in an email

Anyone with information can contact Detective Randy Petrick at 732-349-0150 ext. 1235.

Man Rings Doorbell Numerous Times In Attempted Burglary in Holiday City Silverton

Mastronardy said a man rang a doorbell of a Holiday City Silverton home numerous times, attempted to enter the rear of the home and then fled after realizing the house was occupied.

Officer Dan Ruiz is investigating an attempted burglary to a home on Mount Juliano Lane just before midnight on Monday night. 

A resident and her care taker were in the home in the senior community when someone rang their doorbell numerous times, said the police chief.

Then the occupants saw a man in the back yard, he said.

"Shortly after a white male with a back pack walked to the rear of the home and attempted entry but ran off when he realized the house was occupied," said Mastronardy.

Anyone with information can contact Detective Glen Lucas at 732-349-0150 ext 1218.



Lee Kissel August 30, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Never seen so much jewelry stolen since all these cash for gold shops opened !!
Midge August 31, 2012 at 01:15 AM
Always go to the door when your door bell rings. Don't open the door if U don't know the person ask who it is and what they want if fishy story call the police
Randal Graves August 31, 2012 at 01:43 AM
I never answer the door, I just hope one day it pays off and one of these people try and break in so they can get what's coming to them.
mjmjr November 19, 2012 at 09:31 PM
Marina November 19, 2012 at 10:01 PM
They should shut them all down. If your missing any jewelery, I'll bank that one of those shops took it in. Then try Cash Converters.


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