Suspects Sought In Moorestown Home Burglary Scam

MOORESTOWN, NJ (CBS) — Police in Burlington County are searching for two suspects in connection to an alleged scam in which cash and a safe were stolen from a home.

The incident happened Saturday afternoon at a home in the 800 block of N. Lenola Road in Moorestown, New Jersey.

The homeowner told police an unidentified male knocked on the door and identified him as only “Johnson.” He indicated that he would be doing tree work at the rear of the property and he needed the homeowner to locate the property markers for him.

As the two walked towards the rear of the property, the man told the homeowner that his wife needed to come outside with them, which she did.

At the rear of the property, the man then identified himself as “Bill Curry” and he began to talk with someone using a cell phone.

The suspect then indicated he had to leave and quickly walked towards the front of the property, leaving the homeowners in the rear yard.

After the suspect drove away, the homeowners entered their home and discovered the master bedroom and guestroom dresser drawers were opened and rummaged through. An undetermined amount of cash and a small safe were stolen.

Investigators believe that a second person entered the home and committed the theft while the victims were kept occupied in the rear yard.

The initial suspect was described as a white male in his 50s, 5’10” with grey hair. He was wearing sunglasses, black dress slacks and a striped white shirt. He arrived at their home in a black regular cab Dodge pick-up truck, possibly around a 1994.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Moorestown police detectives at 856-914-3037.

  • Anonymous

    It’s amazing how much these news articles actually EDUCATE criminals on how to commit crimes. I guess they mean well by telling the public these things, but they fail to realize that they are also educating the criminals. If they didn’t know then, they sure do know now where to look for the valuables.

  • Anonymous

    1. The homeowner is suppposed to be notified when there is any kind of work being done on or near the property. 2. The minute the guy said that the homeowner’s wife had to come with them should have been suspicious alone. With things like that, you do business with the ‘man of the house’. 3. He tells the homeowners his name is ‘Johnson’ then changes his name to ‘Bill Curry’ on the cell phone. I mean, when was common sense going to kick in for these folks? Apparently it didn’t.

  • Tim

    11/16/2010 11:18pm
    Saw the story tonight about the burglary scam which was a lead into the story about the worst places to hide your money… I thought it was not very smart for the reporter & officer to state that one of the best places to hide valuables in a childs room. i thought that was an ignorant recommendation. The story have just been an advisory of the worst places to hide money & that’s it nothing else.
    Hopefully I never get robbed & God forbid an intruder enters my child’s bedroom.

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