Jewelry taken in break-ins

Police investigate two recent burglaries in planned retirement communities.

By: Leon Tovey
   MONROE — Township police are investigating a pair of recent burglaries in two planned retirement communities which they believe may be related, Detective Sgt. Lawrence Linke said Wednesday.
   In each case, a burglar or burglars entered a house through a rear sliding door while the resident was not home and stole several thousand dollars worth of jewelry, Sgt. Linke said.
   In the first incident, which happened between 5:30 and 9:25 p.m. Sept. 23, the glass was broken in the rear sliding door of a house on Tyler Court in the Encore development. The thief stole more than $5,000 in jewelry, Sgt. Linke said.
   The second incident happened at a house on Concordia Circle in Concordia between 5:45 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sgt. Linke said. The thief removed the sliding door and made off with approximately $8,000 worth of jewelry.
   Sgt. Linke said there are no suspects in the case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the detective bureau at (732) 521-0222, ext. 514.