The Fanwood Police Department is investigating two residential burglaries that occurred less than a mile apart over a 10-day period, according to an alert Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo sent out Saturday night.
The first burglary occurred in the 40-block of Poplar Place between Dec. 20 and Dec. 26, according to Trigo's alert. The burglar entered through a ground floor side window and Trigo said detectives are processing evidence found at the scene.
Between the hours of 1 p.m. Dec. 29 and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 30, police say the second burglary occurred in the 100-block of Tillotson Road where the burglar also entered through a ground floor front window. Detectives also recovered evidence at the scene there, according to the alert.
“All residents are encouraged to contact the Fanwood Police at 908-322-5000 if they observe any suspicious activity, persons or vehicles," Trigo stated in the alert. "Please share this information with your neighbors. Also, should anyone knock on your door soliciting for home improvements please contact the Fanwood Police immediately,” Trigo said.
It's unclear if home improvement solicitations is how the burglaries under investigation began.
Patch will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.