Lakewood homes, synagogue target of burglaries

| August 20, 2009

LAKEWOOD — Two burglaries, an attempted burglary and an act of vandalism were reported in the Westgate Community between 6:32 and 9:51 a.m. Wednesday, police said.


The first incident reported was at the Bais Medrash Synogogue, 47 Kelm Woods Ave., where someone entered through an unlocked rear window, disturbed several sacred items and took loose change, said Lt. William Addison.

The second burglary was reported at 8:27 a.m. at 18 Kingsfield Drive where a person entered the home through a back window and took $42 in cash and coins, police said.

An attempted burglary was discovered at 22 Kingsfield Drive and was reported at 9:26 a.m. A window was partially opened but no one entered the home, Addison said.

A vandalism report was taken at 9:51 a.m. at 20 Kingsfield Drive where a window was broken, Addison said.

All residents are reminded to lock windows and doors of their homes and vehicles, Addison said.

Officer Lynn Miller investigated the four incidents.

Anyone with information about suspicious activity in the area is asked to call police at 732-363-0200 ext. 5332.

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Category: Synagogue/Jewish Security

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