A rash of house burglaries have hit Lacey Township.
Over the last week, police have reported seven house burglaries, all of which occurred in the Forked River section of town. Some were forcibly entered while others were not.
Lt. James Veltri provided the following information:
A resident of Parkside Drive in Forked River reported that $9,950 worth of jewelry as well as a Wii video system and games were stolen from home between the afternoon and early morning hours. There was no forced entry.
Officers responded to a home on Trenton Avenue North in Forked River where a resident reported that their unsecured home was entered. A laptop, Xbox 360 and a phone charger were stolen. The total value of the stolen products is $1,525.
A resident of Clifton Street in Forked River reported that sometime during the afternoon to early evening hours, the home was entered without force. An Apple iPod, Xbox 360 and a handbag with a total value of $1,500 was stolen.
A resident of Llewellyn Parkway in Forked River reported that between the mid-afternoon and early evening hours, someone entered the home without force. Jewelry totaling more than $1,100 was stolen.
Police responded to a home on Orlando Drive in Forked River that was forcibly entered. Several items were strewn throughout the home but nothing was reported stolen. Damage to the home was $75.
A home on Center Street in Forked River was forcibly entered between the morning to mid-afternoon hours. Approximately $1,400 worth of jewelry was stolen.
Police responded to Bullard Avenue, Forked River where a resident reported that during the late morning to early afternoon hours someone entered the home. A ring and loose change with a total value of $450 was stolen.