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.