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Toms River Police Searching for Burglar Who Stole Laptop, Jewelry

Home on Mulberry Place burglarized of jewelry, laptop

Toms River Police are looking for a man believed to have stolen jewelry and a laptop in a Saturday afternoon burglary.

Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said a Mulberry Place home was burglarized through an unlocked first floor bedroom window sometime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sept. 15. The home, off of  was vacant at the time.

Mastronardy said the resident found several items taken: a Hewlet-Packard laptop computer and jewelry.

Toms River Police Officer Ryan Quinn is investigating the burglary, where a neighbor reported a suspicious male in the area.

Police are looking for a 40 year-old man, balding, with gray hair, weighing about 230 lbs. and 5'7". He was wearing a silver track suit, police said.

Anyone with information can contact Detective Captain Bruce Burgess at 732-349-1505 ext. 200.

Mastronardy confirmed another burglary took place over the weekend, sometime Saturday in the Holiday City Silverton section of Toms River.

A resident reported to Toms River Patch that multiple police units near Newport Place were investigating a burglary, responding to the area before 6 p.m. Sept. 15.

Anyone with information can call police headquarters at 732-349-0150.

Catherine Galioto September 18, 2012 at 05:46 AM
Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy called to correct his previous statement, saying the amount of jewelry was not $50,000, but $500 or $5,000. He is double checking which, but in the meantime the dollar amount was removed from the story.
Sue September 18, 2012 at 12:04 PM
"The home, off of was vacant at the time." Please fill in the blank.
Martin September 18, 2012 at 12:09 PM
Yes, cars -- but no, not enough manpower. TR PD is understaffed. Ask mayor and council to fund more hiring -- to replace all those who recently retired. State police cars are in front of homes of state cops who live there. Stop being paranoid.
bojangles September 20, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Martin is 100% correct, most troopers sgts and special units have take home vechs and alot live in that area. 15 trpd units parked in silverton, i highly doubt it. That post in town, though i wont disclose how many, doesnt have 15 units in it. There are plenty of citizens willing to strap into a patrol car and drive around for free. Id do it!
mark smith September 21, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Wow Barney misquoted a figure, surprise, surprise. surprise. By the way this will always be Dover Township. It cost a small fortune to make a name change after a bunch of transplants dumber then stumps got confused and asked for a name change.

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