Jul 26, 2014
74°
Mostly Cloudy

Mendham Police Warn Residents to Lock Doors

String of burglaries in the area has area police on alert.

Mendham Police Warn Residents to Lock Doors

A string of burglaries in Mendham, Chester and surrounding communities may be executed by the same crew.

Or they may not.

The burglaries could be related to one another.

Or they may not be.

There is even one theory that they could be linked to a 30-year-old spate of burglaries.

That falls under probably not.

But while police work to find those responsible, they are reminding residents that they need to take precautions to protect their belongings.

"Set your alarm and lock your doors," said Mendham Borough Police Chief Pat Libertino.

According to Libertino, the burglaries are happening during the daytime and are happening in a very short span of time.

"People are gone for a couple hours and that is all the time it takes," Libertino said. "They run out to the food store or to the bank."

Libertino also said the burglars were not targeting electronics, but "untraceable" items like jewelry. Libertino also said that residents needed to be on the look out for anything suspicious and contact the police when they see something out of place.

"This isn't Mayberry anymore," Libertino said. "Residents need to make sure their doors and their windows are locked and their alarms are set. We need to make it harder for these guys."

This is an ongoing story and Patch will have details of the investigation and more information as it becomes available.

Don’t miss updates from Patch!