KNOWLTON TWP., Pa. - Police from two states are working to catch a group of thieves who are breaking into homes during the day and making off with a lot of loot!
New Jersey state police have been meeting with residents of Knowlton Township, Warren county, New Jersey.
"I believe it was well over 50," said Lisa Patton, municipal clerk for Knowlton Township. "It was standing room only and out into the hallway."
Detectives working the case say a rash of burglaries have been occurring during the daytime hours.
"Knocking on a door, if nobody's home they go around and try to either kick in a back door or break-in a window and get in and out of there as quickly as they can," added Lt. Stephen Jones, public information officer for the New Jersey state police department.
Investigators believe a group of thieves may be working together.
So far six arrests have been made, 10 to 12 cases are pending charges, and at least 10 more are still under investigation.
But police want people to keep their guard up because the criminals could still be in the area.
"Mostly for everyone to work together to help solve the problem," said Patton.
Police did give residents a few prevention tips. They include forming a neighborhood watch group and looking out for any suspicious vehicles in the area.
"We're also encouraging people to use security cameras or security systems in their home if they can install them," said Patton.
New Jersey state police are also working with Pennsylvania state police investigators.
"We frequently see that things stolen in one area are going to be sold in another area," added Jones. "So we're going to be making sure we're working with Pennsylvania authorities that we are checking pawn shops in those area."
More eyes to watch out for thieves on the loose and a chance to give some residents in Knowlton Township a peace of mind.
"We do think with the joint effort, these crimes will be solved," said Patton.
A pressure cooker was found in Terminal A on Saturday afternoon, according to police for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.Read More »
- Holiday travelers will encounter rising prices at the pump
- Flemington man facing sex assault charges
- Investigators suspect deadly maneuver in jet crash
- Warren County Freeholders call a meeting of mayors
- Environmental group to spend $130K in governor's race
- Phillipsburg steps back salary ranges after resident complaints
- Great white shark Mary Lee detected off New Jersey coast
- Updated Bucks man gets life plus 15 to 30 years in friend's shooting death
- Updated PHOTOS: Observing Memorial Day
- In opioid crisis, a new risk for police: accidental overdose
- Monroe County farm holds annual Farm Animal Frolic
- Package that led to Newark airport evacuation deemed safe
- Fire destroys barn in Lehigh Twp.
- Artvana could take the place of former Mayfair Festival
- Coroner identifies man found dead in Schuylkill River
- Memorial honors Lehigh Valley veteran