are asking for the public's help in identifying the person or persons who burglarized three homes near Holly Acres in the past week.
Jewelry and electronics were taken from Wilbur Avenue home during the early afternoon hours of April 10, Detective Sgt. Joe Howell said. No one was home at the time and the residents discovered the burglary when they returned from work in the evening.
On April 13, jewelry was again the target when a home on Weldon Road was burglarized in the early afternoon. Later that day, a home on nearby Luther Drive was burglarized of prescription medications, Howell said. Residents were not at the time of those burglaries.
In all cases, the homes were broken into through a rear door, Howell said.
"The method of entry appears to be the same," he said. But besides that, police have no indication that the burglaries have been committed by the same person.
The value of possessions taken from the homes is unknown at this time as the residents complete an inventory of what is missing, Howell said.
A purse and backpack from the Wilbur Avenue and Weldon Road burglaries appear to have been taken and used to transport stolen goods, Howell said.
A grey car was reported to have been in the area during a burglary, Howell said, though the make or model was unknown. Patrols have been stepped up in the area and police brought in two K-9 dogs for tracking.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Richard Jupinka at 732-657-2009, ext. 4206.