Jackson police probe 3 business break-ins within 4 hours
Predawn, rapid-succession break-ins at three Jackson Township business have police on the alert for two suspects who dodged one security camera, but not two others.
The incidents took place Wednesday, in a three-and-a-half-hour span, beginning at 2:38 PM at Inzillo's Pizzeria on West Countyline Road. Officers Mitch Kafton and Phil Minissale, responding to an alarm, said they found a slashed window screen and an opened window, but nothing stolen.
At 5:17, a burglary was reported at the One Stop Shop on Toms River Road. Officers Shannon Foote and Chris Schinder were told cigarettes were stolen, and that a window was broken to gain entry.
At 6:07 AM, Officers Kafton and Wes Thomason arrived at the 76 Service Station on West Countyline Road, which had been burglarized.
Police said an employee, arriving to open for the day, found a broken window on the side of the building, and reported that cash in excess of $1,000 was taken from the cash register they found on the floor.
Police said that one security camera was broken during the looting at the One Stop Shop, but two suspects were recorded by another one, and they matched the suspects spotted on surveillance video recorded at the 76.
One suspect was described as thin in build, the other was stocky, both wearing light-colored, hooded sweatshirts with the hoods covering their heads, masks on their faces, and gloves on their hands. The thin suspect wore a dark jacket over the hoodie, police said.
Detective Robert Reiff leads the investigation, and can be reached at 732-928-1111.
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