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Maplewood Homeowner Scared off Suspect Attempting to Rob Resident


By: Najla Alexander

At approximately 12:52 a.m., Mapleaood authorities said police responded to a residence on Plymouth Avenue on a report of an attempted burglary.

Police said the homeowner reported that the suspect attempted to make entry through an unlocked first-floor window.

According to officials, when the suspect was alerted to the homeowner’s presence, they fled the area in an unknown direction.

The suspect was described as a black male approximately 5’9” -5’11” tall, wearing a sweatshirt, gray-colored sweatpants, and white socks.

Officials said no entry was made into the residence, nor were items taken. The homeowner was not injured in this incident.

Anyone with information or video of the suspects should contact Detective Rella at 973-761-7926 or email NRELLA@MAPLEWOODNJ.GOV.