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Lacey Police Investigating Theft Of Safe, $5,000 Of Jewelry Taken From Forked River Home

Residents can submit tips about the burglary anonymously



More than $5000 worth of jewelry and a safe containing bonds was stolen from a home in the 1700 block of Fleetwood Avenue on Tuesday, Police Chief David A. Paprota said.

Officer John Simonson responded to the home at 4:26 p.m. on May 20 on a report of a burglary, the chief said.

The homeowner told police that sometime between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., someone pried open a rear window and entered the house, Paprota said.

Detective Brian Flynn along with the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Criminalistics Investigation Unit (CIU) and a K-9 Unit arrived on scene to continue the investigation.

Anyone with information related to the burglary should call the Lacey Township Police Department at 609-693-6636 or utilize the “Crime Tips” section of the Lacey Township Police Department’s website at www.laceypd.org/crime-tips to submit an anonymous crime tip.
Col Von Vapors May 22, 2014 at 06:47 PM
Hmmmm....Who could be responsible for all these robberies???
The Captain May 23, 2014 at 06:21 AM
Wait. How big was the safe they took ? They either need a bigger one or should have bolted it down. Little safes are just for stupid stuff. If you have valuables like that get a huge safe or make it so it can't be taken without a struggle.
Recent alumni May 23, 2014 at 08:55 AM
People should start putting ink bombs in their jewelry boxes
makemyday May 23, 2014 at 08:55 PM
Buy an old car, let it sit in the driveway, the thieves will think someone's home. Keep a radio or tv on, some kind of noise. That's what we have resorted to.
grace May 24, 2014 at 08:21 AM
me too #makemyday..plus the alarm we had to purchase after our robbery

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