EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) – Police in Egg Harbor Township are investigating at least 20 incidents of Christmas decoration thefts this season.
“This is our new Santa. We have a 1-year-old so we had our 8-foot Santa stolen the first night we put it up. We came outside and the Santa was gone,” said Kelly Muskett, just one of 20 homeowners who have had their Christmas lawn decorations stolen.
Egg Harbor Township police say in one incident, a bicycle was recovered after the suspects left it at the scene. One homeowner was able to capture the thief on camera.
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying one of the suspects captured on surveillance video.
Suzanne Baklycki lives about two miles away from Muskett and her Christmas decorations were also stolen right off her front lawn.
“I don’t think I’ll be putting any more out or purchasing any. I know my daughter girlfriend last year had some out and her mom’s not putting any out this year,” she said.
It’s unclear how many thefts the pictured suspect may have committed.
Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 609-652-1234.