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Residents Awoke to Find Home Burglarized, Window Pried Open

Jewelry stolen in incident on Fairacres Drive

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.

JV8778 August 22, 2012 at 05:39 PM
I agree with Tracy I have noticed the same thing. It's all connected.
. August 22, 2012 at 08:14 PM
True, cash for gold was a booming business when gold was almost $2,000 per ounce a year ago, which caused stores to open everywhere. I know that I made a fair amount of money selling off my own gold that was either broken or I no longer wore. A tiny pin that was given to me by my company for an anniversary, brought in well over $100. I had two such pins and since I haven't had a raise in 3 years, I had no problem parting with them. There are some very reputable gold dealers in the area. Michele's in Brick is one of them. This business is not for thieves as every thing is secure and on camera. I am sure there are some others that could stand a closer look by authorities and not make it so easy for these thieves to unload their goods.
CHANGE_TR August 23, 2012 at 06:58 PM
TR Police can't handle whats taking place in this town. These cops are only useful for handing out petty moving violations and breaking up high school parties. Way in over their heads
George M. Lobman August 24, 2012 at 11:32 AM
Unfair attack on local police is not a way to make them stronger! They need the support of the people to be able to do anything. With the knowledge that we are behind them it will and sometimes is a mass firedrill to get away from blame. I for one hope they stay strong and enforce the laws and take the chance that will save my life or any member of my family that needs them. Let one cop fall to uncertainty about his actions because he fears the rath of the public and we all lose the protection we complain about!
Wolf August 28, 2012 at 03:39 AM
Toms River Police have a better handle on this then you realize. It has been NON STOP lately...give them a break. Put your anger where it belongs with the SCUM BAGS breaking into peoples HOMES!

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