Residents of the Washington’s Headquarters neighborhood in Morristown are advising each other to be more diligent about locking doors and windows, after a daytime burglary on Wednesday.
A home on Washington Avenue was burglarized sometime between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm. An iPad and some jewelry were taken; it is believed the burglar entered through an unlocked back door.
Police are investigating at least five more burglaries, all reported in August. Because the matters are under investigation, police declined to release further details.
Although Washington Avenue is a busy place, residents said police advised them that a professional thief can slip in and out of a home within three minutes.
Daytime burglaries are more likely when school is in session because neighborhoods are quiet, police told residents. So doors and windows should be locked, even during short absences. And anything unusual should be reported to 911.