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Forced Entry Burglaries in Pine Lake Park, Manchester

A composite sketch is attached of a possible suspect who was attempting to force entry into a house in the Manchester development

The Manchester Township Police are currently investigating several forced entry burglaries that have occurred in the Pine Lake Park section of the township.

The suspect or suspects are using a pry tool to force entry through the exterior doors of aresidence, including sliding glass doors, police said.

A composite sketch is attached of a possible suspect who was attempting to force entry into a house in the Manchester development. The suspect was trying to gain entry through a sliding glass door, just as he was observed by a witness, police said.

The suspect then immediately fled the area.

The burglaries have been occurring in the daytime when the suspect or suspects believe the homes are not occupied, police said.

Police are asking residents to remain vigilant and call the main police number (732)657-6111 if they observe any suspicious person or persons in the area.

If you have a home video surveillance system and observe any recorded suspicious activity, report it to the police.

If you believe you can identify the suspect in the composite sketch, please notify the police. Residents are urged to keep all their doors and windows locked, including your vehicles.

PAT FARRELL March 02, 2013 at 03:21 AM
Not shooting my mouth off bally, just speaking from personal experience.
RayneL March 02, 2013 at 03:37 AM
Someone was lurking around on my street this afternoon that looked like he was up to something looking around constantly, not sure if it was the suspect - as it was my neighbor that spotted him around my house while I was at work. Hopefully this guy is caught soon and doesn't cause anyone harm.
Albert Andrews March 02, 2013 at 07:26 AM
This guy will wind up taking a bullet and then the hero home owner will be turned into a criminal gun owner by the media.... as far as MPD goes, I have nothing bad to say about them, they do their job and do it well. Better then many other PDs out there!
Palm Treez March 02, 2013 at 01:07 PM
Two weeks ago Sunday 5PM I saw two figures running around the back sides of homes on Buckinghamd Dr in Leisure Knoll. I called the cops and they came right away and did a sweep of the area. They saw lots of foot prints in the snow, but of course the figures were gone by then.
Mary Smith March 07, 2013 at 05:12 PM
Would love too see a real picture.

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