UPDATE: Home Invasion in Kendall Park Causes School Lockdown

Brunswick Acres Elementary School and St. Augustine's of Canterbury School locked down after a home invasion took place on Virginia Street in Kendall Park Tuesday afternoon.

South Brunswick Police are actively investigating a home invasion that occurred in Kendall Park this afternoon. The home invasion took place on Virginia Street, just off of Henderson Road in the Brunswick Acres Development.

At 2:25 p.m. police received a 911 call reporting two men armed with a handgun forced their way into the residence, located at 13 Virginia Street. The suspects ransacked a bedroom during the robbery, according to police. The suspects then ran from the home and got into a black sedan parked around the corner.

South Brunswick Police spokesman Sgt. Jim Ryan said one person was home at the time of the break-in. The resident didn't suffer any injuries during the incident.

The suspects are described by South Brunswick Police as two black males, in their late teens to early 20's, with short braids in their hair. Both suspects were wearing white t-shirts and jeans, with one wearing a dark bandana his head, according to police. The suspects were about 5'08 to 5'10" with a medium build. 

The vehicle was described as a black color sedan, possibly an older model Mitsubishi Lancer, according to police.

At 3:30 p.m. the residence was blocked off by police tape as investigators scoured the scene for evidence.

Both Brunswick Acres Elementary School and St. Augustine's of Canterbury School were placed on exterior lockdown for approximately 20 minues while police searched the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Mike Pellino (732) 329-4646.

Dan October 18, 2011 at 09:12 PM
I saw 3 police cars questioning 2 males on Rt 522 Westbound between New Rd and Stouts Ln at 4:20 this afternoon.
vrdl October 18, 2011 at 09:47 PM
Unfortunately the increases in crime, increases in traffic, and similiar examples of the decline in the quality of life for SB residents was predicted 20 years ago when residents were seeking to reduce housing densities. The SB that was enjoyed by generations will continue to be memories of the past. One can only hope that the governing body and residents will continue to support the outstanding services (education, police, recreation, senior services, township employees, and the myriad of volunteers) that have served SB well and are the reasons many have chosen SB as their home.
be October 19, 2011 at 06:45 AM
Its those trashy motels off of route one. They attract/invite wannabe thugs and misguided teens who have nothing better to do then to party there, and cause aggravation and a disturbance to our community
SBFan November 02, 2011 at 02:45 PM
The township really should shut down those motels or increase police presence at those motels as a deterence.


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