CLINTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Hunterdon County Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect(s) responsible for a distraction burglary in Clinton Township, according to Hunterdon County Acting Prosecutor Michael Williams.
The Clinton Township Police Department is seeking assistance from the public to identify the person(s) responsible for burglarizing a residence on Cokesbury Road on Thursday July 9, at around 2:30 p.m., Williams said.
The suspect was described by the victim as a light-skinned black male, 35-40 years old, wearing a black hat with an unknown logo, a white patterned long sleeve shirt, and dark jeans. The suspect arrived at the residence driving a white pickup truck and identified himself to the elderly victim as a Verizon employee, Williams said.
The suspect told the victim that he was installing a cell tower near the property and led the victim into the backyard of the residence. He then left the victim in the backyard, claiming that he had to get something from his truck; he never returned, Williams said.
The victim then re-entered the residence and found items disturbed and approximately $10,000 worth of jewelry and coins missing, Williams said.
This investigation is ongoing, Williams said.
Anyone with information may contact the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office at 908-788-1129 or the Clinton Township Police Department at 908-735-6000. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-321-0010, online at CrimeStoppersHunterdon.com, or through the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app. All tips are anonymous and kept confidential.