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Second Weatherhill Development Burglary Reported

Police believe break-in was committed by the same suspects responsible for Tuesday evening burglary on Liberty Drive.

For the second time this week, the Weatherhill Development was targeted by burglars searching for jewelry.

On Thursday evening, at 10:45 p.m. a Wetherhill Way resident reported coming home to find their residence burglarized. The case is similar to a burglary on Tuesday evening in the same development.

and went to the rear of a home, before gaining entry by pushing open a sliding basement window, police said. Once inside the home, the suspects ransacked the bedrooms and stole an undetermined amount of jewelry before exiting through a rear sliding glass door, according to police.

The Tuesday and Thursday burglaries appear to be connected based on the time, method of entry, and items targeted by the suspects, police said. 

As was the case in the Tuesday burglary, the suspects gained entry into the home through a basement window. This time, the suspects removed the window entirely. Police said both entry points measured about three feet wide by two feet high.

After gaining entry, the suspects targeted the bedrooms in both homes looking for jewelry. 

Police believe the burglaries are being committed by several suspects. In the Librery Drive break-in on Tuesday, the suspect vehicle was captured by a surveillance camera. The vehicle appears to be a blue or grey Dodge or Kia van, police said. 

On Thursday evening, several residents told police there was suspicious activity in the Wetherhill development from door to door salesmen, however officers were able to detain and identify the men going door to door as home remodeling sales people.

Police are asking residents to take extra precaution when securing valuables and to report any unusual activity.

Anyone with information on the burglary is asked to call Det. Ken Herman 732-329-4000 ext. 7475.

Jeff Karpiscak February 10, 2013 at 03:36 PM
Its the Wetherill development, not Weatherhill or Wetherhill, but Wetherill. Named after John Wetherill in the 1700's. One of Dayton's most earliest and influential families. It would be nice if the press cared and proofread their material before publishing. It just gives the appearance of laziness and unprofessionalism.

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