On August 17, 2011 at about 12:18 p.m., a resident of the 200 block of West Sumner Avenue reported a burglary to an apartment. The victim stated that at noon she returned home and observed the front door of her apartment opened. Upon entering the apartment she observed several drawers opened and several items missing and immediately contacted police.
Officers observed fresh pry marks to the front door and door frame.
The burglary occurred between 9 a.m. and noon on August 17, 2011. The victim indicated she observed an unfamiliar Hispanic male enter the building just as she exited her apartment and continually look back at her as she left the building.
The male was described as a Hispanic male in his mid to late 20s about 5′ 10″ tall, medium build, with a fade type haircut, clean-shaven, wearing blue jeans, Timberland boots, beige jacket, and a blue baseball hat.
Detective Richard Cocca is investigating this case. The victim determined several large items were taken:
1) Sony PlayStation 3 valued at $300.00
2) silver Samsung laptop valued at $530.00
3) Around 10 PS3 video games including “Need 4 Speed” and “Black Ops” valued at $500.00
4) black 8 Gb iPod Touch valued at $300.00
5) Bose iPod dock valued at $200.00
6) wooden jewelry box containing assorted jewelry
7) Class of 2006 Roselle Park High School ring
8) Blackberry Tour 9630 smartphone
9) Wii game system value at $250.00
10) About 20 Wii games
Detective Cocca and Patrolman Kevin Florczak canvassed the area and were able to obtain video surveillance at the time of the burglary from an adjacent business. Video showed a Hispanic male matching the description provided by the victim. The male was observed at about 9:11 a.m. loitering in the area for about 10 minutes. He was then met by a second male described as mid to late 20s, about 6′ tall, thin build, wearing blue jeans, short sleeve t-shirt, and sneakers. Both males then entered the apartment building. At about 10:12 a.m., both males were observed leaving the apartment building carrying two large bags containing possible burglary proceeds. Both males walked northbound on West Sumner Avenue out of camera range.
Further search of the area yielded negative results.