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Cranford Police Alert Residents of Residential Burglaries

By rlsmetro on

A set of residential burglaries that occurred in Cranford has police alerting residents in the city.

According to authorities, patrol units responded to a Ridge Street residence on a reported residential burglary on February 28th.

Authorities said the homeowner left the house early in the morning and returned home to find entry was made into the residence via a basement window.

Surveillance footage and witnesses confirmed that an African American male was riding a bicycle into the rear backyard of the residence, and then road away from the residence approximately 30 minutes later authorities said.

The suspect was described as a tall African-American male around 30-40-years-old, thin build, with a black knit cap on, jeans, and sneakers.

Police believe that the suspect was riding a black mountain bike.

In another incident that occurred this afternoon, authorities said police responded to a Cranford Avenue home for a reported residential burglary where police said homeowners left the residence at approximately 9 a.m. and returned at about 2:30 p.m. and found their home burglarized.

Police said the actor(s) entered the residence via a first-floor window.

It is unknown what the suspect(s) took from the home.

Police ask residents to report any suspicious activity or persons immediately.

Remember to lock your windows and doors before leaving home.