Couple bound, robbed in Ocean County adult community home invasion

    Berkeley Township Police Department image.

    Berkeley Township Police Department image.

    An elderly couple in Ocean County was uninjured after bound and robbed at gunpoint by a duo posing as delivery employees, police said.

    The home invasion on Zeeland Drive in the Silver Ridge section of Berkeley Township happened on Nov. 29 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Berkeley Township Police Department Chief Karin T. DiMichele said.

    The suspects forcibly entered the home after posing as package deliverers, bound the couple at gunpoint, and stole valuables, the chief said. 

    DiMichele described the white men, who were not wearing uniforms and did not have identification, as wearing hooded shirts and gloves and driving a dark-colored sedan.

    “Residents are reminded that this time of year sees an increase in deliveries due to the holiday season. Most legitimate parcel delivery companies are in uniform and in an official vehicle as well as having some form of identification. Please be aware of this when expecting deliveries,” the chief said. 

    Township detectives and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene with assistance from the Toms River Police Department Tactical Unit.

    An investigation is ongoing. DiMichele says the public will receive more information as it becomes available. 

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Berkeley Township Police Department “Tip Line” at 732-341-1132 x611. Tipsters can remain anonymous. 

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