VERONA, NJ - Verona Police confirmed that a residential robbery took place at about 11:40pm on Sunday evening on Grove Avenue in the township. Reportedly, the homeowner was inside the residence and was tied up. The home invasion incident took place in the lower end of Grove between Bloomfield and Linden Avenues. In a statement, the police reported that the township has experienced several burglaries recently and the investigation into these incidents is ongoing.
After arriving at the scene, the Verona officers conducted a search of the residence and located an older female resident who had been tied up; she was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The Essex County Prosecutors Office was the contacted to assist the department in the investigation.
Area police are asking the public to take extra precautions in securing their homes. Cedar Grove Police Chief Richard Vanderstreet commented that he felt it was best for the community to know about the situation and be aware of their need to be alert.
As a result of a nighttime residential burglary to an occupied home in a neighboring town, the police department is asking residents to be on the alert for suspicious activity and to take extra precautions in securing their homes. The burglary in question occurred on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 11:40 p.m. and the victim had apparently been tied up by the burglars. The investigation into the incident is ongoing. As precautionary measures, residents are being asked to ensure their doors and windows are locked and their home alarms are set before retiring for the evening. In addition, some interior and exterior lights should be left on at night. Residents are also asked to be alert for suspicious persons and vehicles and if observed to immediately contact the police department at 973-239-4100 or 9-1-1 in an emergency.