Police Investigating Labor Day Burglary
Police report that someone entered the house while residents were out for the day.
The New Milford Police Department is investigating a daytime burglary that occurred on Labor Day.
The burglary took place sometime between 12:15pm and 9pm in a residence on James Woods Court where entry was gained through a first floor bathroom window, Chief Frank Papapietro said. A safe and a jewelry box were taken from a second floor bedroom, he said.
Lt. Stephen Littlefield and officers Nelson Perez and Frank Haggerty arrived on the scene and discovered that the first floor bathroom window was open, Papapietro said. New Milford Detectives and the Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation unit were dispatched to take evidence.
This is the second burglary in the matter of days. On Friday, the owner of an historic home on River Edge Avenue reported a burglary after he noticed that the glass on the rear door to the house had been smashed, although it did not appear as if anything had been taken, according to police.
Papapietro is advising all residents to lock their doors and windows when leaving their homes, even if it's just for a short time.
He added that if you suspect your home has been burglarized call police immediately and "do not enter the residence."
"Remember to report all suspicious vehicles or people immediately to the New Milford Police Department," Papapietro said.
Most importantly, Papapietro advises that people avoid announcing daily or planned activities on social websites, such as Facebook or Twitter.
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