$1k Reward Offered in Kendall Park Burglaries

Crime Stoppers offering reward for information leading to capture of suspects in burglary string.

An ongoing string of burglaries in the Kendall Park area has prompted authorities to offer a reward for information leading to the capture of the suspects.

Middlesex County Crime Stoppers, in conjunction with South Brunswick Police, are offering a $1,000 reward for any information on the suspects responsible for the burglaries. Tips are confidential and callers can remain anonymous.

The burglary spree began in December, 2013, with over a dozen break-ins reported in Kendall Park during that time frame.

Last weekend, homes on Stillwell Road near Emerald Road and on Providence Boulevard were burglarized, which mirrored the ongoing pattern of break-ins in the Kendall Park area.

The suspects appear to be targeting homes that are dark and appear vacant during the evening hours, according to police, gaining entry by forcing open a window or sliding door to gain entry in most of the incidents. The suspects have typically ransacked the master bedroom of the homes looking for jewelry, police said. 

Since December, 13 burglaries were reported in Kendall Park, including a holiday burglary where Christmas presents were stolen from a township home, with homes on Calvin Road, Starling Road, and Roberts Street hit between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Police said the burglaries appear to be targeting an area west of Route 1 between Finnegans Lane and Gateway Boulevard. The homes that were broken into were all dark and appeared to be vacant at the time of the burglary, police said.

In an incident on Raleigh Road last month, the suspects cut a screen on a front window and then pried open the lock to gain entry into the residence. The burglars made off with jewelry, several Christmas presents and electronics, police said.

In another break-in on Henderson Road on Dec. 27, the suspect broke in through a rear basement window shortly before 6:30 p.m. The suspect attempted to go up to the first floor of the home from the basement, but the door was locked and the residents were home at the time, police said. 

A resident got up to go to the basement door, which caused suspect to run from the home and flee towards Vincent Avenue. 

Police suggest residents leave porch lights on and ask anyone who sees unusual activity in their neighborhood to call 732-329-4646.   

Middlesex County Crime Stoppers provides three ways to provide information on cases by calling, texting, or via the web.


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