Police were notified of a possible break-in at a home on Bloomfield Avenue in Nutley, New Jersey. When police officers got to the house, they conducted an investigation and determined that someone had gained access to the home through a first-floor rear window.
The homeowners were not at home when the break-in occurred. They later told police that jewelry had been taken from their second-floor bedroom. However, more items could have been taken; the homeowners were still in the process of compiling a list of everything that had gone missing.
During the course of the investigation, police reportedly found blood drops near the window used by the burglar to enter the home. According to police, investigators with New Jersey State Police are performing a DNA analysis on a sample of the blood drops. Investigators believe that the burglar might have suffered the injury while trying to force open the window because the window was not broken.
If a suspect is eventually identified and apprehended, they could face serious penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, burglary is typically classified as a third degree felony. A conviction for third degree burglary is punishable by a sentence of 3–5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Nutley Police Investigating Home Burglary.”