West Orange police said they believe three burglaries to homes this week were related.
The burglaries took place between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on Monday afternoon.
Police said the burglaries were on Northfield and Edgewood Avenues, and Koewing Place. All three residences are within a few blocks of one another.
At the Northfield Avenue residence, thieves took approximately $200 in money, clothing and assorted jewelry, according to police. It is not yet known whether anything was stolen from the homes on Edgewood Avenue and Koewing Place.
Police also found the front doors forced open at the homes on Edgewood and Northfield Avenues.
All three homes were wired with alarm systems, which were triggered during the burglaries. Surveillance footage was captured of one of the burglaries.
Lt. Richard Levens said these burglaries are all connected because of their proximity and the time of day when were committed.
“All three incidents are the exact same people,” said Levens. “They were on a little spree and hit the same area in town.”
The burglaries are still under investigation and there are no further details at this time.
When it comes to protecting homes against burglaries, Levens said these homes were on the right track because they all had security alarms. In addition, he advised always locking your doors and windows.
“But most importantly,” said Levens, “the biggest message would be for anyone who sees anything suspicious to call 911. That is how we catch people.”