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Would-be burglars scared off by security alarm at Morris County home

CHATHAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A homeowner in Chatham Township avoided a break-in Wednesday morning after a pair of would-be burglars were foiled by the home’s security alarm, according to police.

On Sept. 20, at around 2:33 a.m., two masked suspects attempted to break into a home on Westminster Road through a rear window. Fortunately, they were deterred after the audible burglar alarm went off, police siad.

The suspects fled in a small black SUV towards Fairmount Avenue. The vehicle was determined to be stolen and later found abandoned in a surrounding jurisdiction, police said.

Both suspects are described as males wearing hoodies, masks, and gloves. One suspect was wearing dark colored sweatpants, police said.

Anyone with information is urged to call Chatham Township Police Detective Mike Bloom at 973-377-0100 ext. 4520.

“Please remember to always lock your home and set your home’s burglar alarm,” police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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