Asian business owners on alert in South Brunswick after recent home burglary

SOUTH BRUNSWICK – South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka is alerting owners of Asian restaurants/businesses in the township to be alert after a recent home burglary.

“On Sunday evening [Feb. 10] the owners of a Chinese restaurant had their home broken into. The burglary appears to match a pattern around the state. We are working with various law enforcement agencies about the most recent burglary, but our best asset is an alert community,” Hayducka said in a prepared statement.

In the Feb. 10 case, the suspect reportedly entered the Jennifer Way home by using a ladder to gain access to a second floor window. The suspect ransacked the home, taking jewelry and some money, according to reports.

Police are looking for anyone who may have seen any unusual activity in the Junction Village East development off New Road.

The case is similar to the advisory put out by Morris County authorities in January. Their advisory indicated similar burglaries are taking place all over the New Jersey and similar incidents have been reported in Pennsylvania and Delaware, according to the statement. South Brunswick police are working with the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and other law enforcement agencies to coordinate investigations and determine who is responsible for these crimes.

The Community Policing Bureau of South Brunswick Police Department has provided some preventive measures to keep your home safe:

  • Lock the windows and doors to your residence
  • Do not hide spare keys outside your home
  • Lock your vehicle
  • Keep vehicle documents in your wallet and not your car
  • Do not leave large amounts of currency in your home
  • If you have a home security system, make sure it is turned on and operational with Cloud based or off site storage capability
  • Report any suspicious activity (vehicles, people) at work/home to local police
  • Inform your family, friends and neighbors about these incidents and encourage them to report anything suspicious to local police.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Sgt. Mike Pellino at 732-329-4000, ext. 7496 or mpellino@sbtnj.net.