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Five-Foot Brass Propeller and $5,000 Worth Of Jewelry Stolen

Thieves target two separate Toms River residences

Five-Foot Brass Propeller and $5,000 Worth Of Jewelry Stolen Five-Foot Brass Propeller and $5,000 Worth Of Jewelry Stolen Five-Foot Brass Propeller and $5,000 Worth Of Jewelry Stolen

Toms River Police are investigating a burglary at Hemlock Hill Drive and a theft from the yard of an Arcadia Road home. 

On Hemlock Hill Drive, suspects entered the residence by prying open a sliding door, according to Police Chief Michael Mastronardy. They then removed over $5000 in jewelry and $500 in cash from the residence, according to the chief.

The burglary, which occurred between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday is being investigated by Officers Adam Koeppen and Jason Putkowski. 

At Arcadia Road, which is located in the Pleasant Plains section of the township, Officer Thomas Herbst is investigating the theft of a 62” brass propeller blade that weighed over 1000 pounds.

The propeller blade, which was stolen from the front lawn of the residence, was a lawn ornament. The owner was a commercial fisherman and the blade came from a boat of his that had sunk, according to Mastronardy.

The theft of the propeller, which is estimated to be worth $5000, occurred between midnight and 10 a.m. Saturday, police said. Tire marks were visible on the victim's lawn from the vehicle that was used to commit the theft.

Anyone with information on these incidents can contact Detective Bureau Commander Bruce Burgess at 732-349-0150 ext 1200.

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