Three Residential Burglaries Committed on Same Day

Lawrence Township police are investigating to determine if the break-ins just a few blocks apart on Drift Avenue, Gedney Road, and Northbrook Avenue are connected.

Lawrence Township police are investigating to determine if three residential burglaries that occurred last Friday (Feb. 1) in the central part of town were committed by the same person or persons.

The break-ins took place just a few blocks apart on Drift Avenue, Gedney Road, and Northbrook Avenue.

The burglary on Drift Avenue is believed to have taken place between 11:15 and 11:30 a.m. that day. Entry to the residence was gained by prying open a door, according to township police spokesman Lt. Mark Ubry.

He said the homeowner reported that property valued at more than $1,300 was stolen, including Xbox 360 and Play Station 3 video game consoles, assorted coins and liquor.

Officer Thomas Everist and Detective Todd Caruso are the primary investigators of that crime.

The break-in on Gedney Road took place between 9:30 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. Ubry said an unlocked rear door is believed to have been the point of entry.

Removed from that residence, he said, were a laptop computer, a 55-inch television, iPod, other small electronics, jewelry and tools. The full value of the stolen property has not yet been calculated but it will be in excess of $4,500, he said.

Leading that investigation are Officer Kelly Longo and Detective James Smith.

The Northbrook Avenue burglary occurred between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Entry was made by forcing open a metal door leading to the interior of the residence from the garage, Ubry said.

More than $5,700 worth of property was stolen, including two laptop computers, two iPads, and two iPods, he said.

Officer Shaun Sexton and Detective James Smith are leading that investigation.

Police ask anyone with information about these burglaries to contact them at (609) 896-1111.


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Sanriobaby February 09, 2013 at 04:49 AM
I hope they find the thief or thieves who are targeting our town. Things can always be replaced but at least no one was hurt. We should all remember that if we see something going on that doesn't seem right, it's better to call the police than to just ignore it. It might be one of our homes next...
Ron February 09, 2013 at 02:33 PM
There is a need for more officers on the street. Cut the top heavy ranks some more and put boots on the ground
SHSB February 11, 2013 at 07:23 PM
Four police officers have been laid off due to budget cuts. Ask how many hours or programs have been cut from the rec department and the senior center. When the Twp finds it more important to keep the Senior Center at 100% operation and staffing but not the police department, this is the result.


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