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Homes Ransacked in Park Lane Burglaries, Cops Say

Laptops, other electronics reported stolen.

are investigating two alleged home burglaries on Park Lane this week where laptops and other electronic devices appear to have been stolen.

On Thursday, police said two Toshiba laptops, an iPad 3, a Panasonic video camera and a Samsung computer bag, all valued at a total of more than $7,000 were reported stolen from a residence on the street. A female resident who had returned home around 10:30 p.m. said she heard a back door slam shut while she was placing items on the counter after entering from the front door of the home. Her husband told police the back door may have been unlocked, but no items initially appeared to be missing from the home.

However, about an hour later, the residents contacted police again to report the items missing. In addition to the electronics, police said work documents were reportedly missing as well.

As police searched the property, they found the Samsung bag, computers and other items on the ground outside. Police believe a person or persons may have dropped the items while attempting to run from the home. The items were returned to the residents and police are continuing to investigate the incident.

On Tuesday, another Park Lane resident reported a Macbook, two Dell computers and two pieces of jewelry valued at $200 each stolen. The computers were worth over $4,000 combined.

Police said the resident stated they left their home around 9:15 a.m. and when they returned at 10:45 a.m., they noticed the back door kicked in. Police said a person or persons appeared to have gained entry by prying or using their shoulder to break the door. All of the bedrooms of the home appeared to be ransacked and a resident reported her jewelry box to be dumped over on top of her bed, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wayne Township Police Department at 973-694-0600.

wyldthang18 August 31, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Not again.
Nose Wayne August 31, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Let's see, we get home at 10:30 pm, walk in the front door, and hear the back door slam shut.. Do you 1) finish putting the items away. 2) Say honey, go check to see who slammed the back door.3) CALL THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY !!! MAYBE WE WERE JUST ROBBED !!!!!!! What number would you pick ? PEOPLE,WAKE UP !!!!!, IF YOU HEAR,SEE, THINK YOU HEARD SOMETHING, CALL 911. Call the police an hour later after you have been robbed ? Your stuff has already been sold already.
Justice August 31, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Park Lane is not a wealthy part of town. Odd that burglars would pick that neighborhood as it is not easy to navigate unless they are familiar with it. Certainly hope it wasn't another home bred burglary. Sad
Joe videodummy September 01, 2012 at 03:57 AM
On laptops or droids install PREY and sleep well. It has excellent GPS tracking. Your laptop will call you when it's turned on, and if it has wifi it and a built in camera, it will snap pictures of the user. Can locate miles away, and updates you on all Ip adresses the thief types in. Prey has no excutable files, so the only one that knows its running is you and the police. Iphone- visit your apple center for all the cool apps including finger-print detection when the touch-screen is used, GPS tracking and settings that automatically reports itself stolen to the police. For automobiles- check out I.D. Systems Extensive features include GPS tracking, photo and fingerprinting, key code changers, and all kinds of goodies that keep your car in the driveway when your asleep. Home surveillance equipment that calls you and the police when an intruder is trying to enter your home. Photo, video, infrared equipment that's so sneaky the thieves may as well call the police themselves before attempting to enter your home or office. Small investments to keep the unwanted from snooping around, to high tech safety nets.
I miss the old Wayne September 01, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Thanks joe. Great advise and btw the perfect forum for this medium. Hint hint

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