Police are investigating three recent residential burglaries at unoccupied dwellings in Point Pleasant Borough.
The first occurred around 6:45 p.m. on Dec. 23 with forced entry at a waterfront house near River Road and River Avenue, according to a release from the Point Pleasant Borough Police Department. A residential alarm sounded and scared away the burglar.
On Dec. 25, a burglary in the 1200 block of Curtis Avenue resulted in property stolen from inside the residence.
Then on Dec. 27, a person checking on a waterfront property on Davis Road discovered forced entry and property stolen from inside.
Police issued the following statement:
Residents are encouraged to report any suspicious activities such as unfamiliar vehicles parked in your area or unknown persons at your door asking for directions, looking for a lost animal or other scenarios where the subject may be checking to see if anyone is home at the residence. Residents should keep in mind that many times burglars will first canvas the area before committing their crimes, searching for a target residence by car, on foot or even by boat, kayak or canoe. In addition, many times burglars will look for signs that no one is home to choose their targets, including no cars in the driveway, mail still in the mailbox, overgrown lawns or no lights on inside the house.
Anyone with questions or information relating to the recent burglaries is requested to immediately contact the Point Pleasant Police Department Detective Bureau at 732-892-0060.