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Cops Advise NJ Residents To Use Alarms Amid Burglary Spree

Burglar (file / credit: clipart.com)

Burglar (file / credit: clipart.com)

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WAYNE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) - There have been dozens of burglaries all across North Jersey in recent weeks, WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported.

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There have been 20 in Wayne, 18 in Englewood, and 8 in Paramus since Saturday.

The Record reported that, in Leonia, in four break-ins, the residents were home at the time.

In Englewood Cliffs, a woman screamed as her 80-year-old husband chased a burglar.

In Wayne, Detective Capt. James Clark told Adams that there is help if people want to bolster security.

“We have two officers assigned to community policing that would be available to talk to you about strengthening the house in the way of doors and locks and some other measures that can be taken,” Clark said.

Jewelry is hot with gold going for roughly $1,500 an ounce.

The Record reported that $25,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from three homes in Wanaque.

Scrap metal, too, is fetching a pretty penny. So, thieves will even cut out your copper pipes.

Police advise residents use their burglar alarms and lock their doors.

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