Burglars broke into an Iselin condo on Monday and made off with more than $8,000 in cash that was stashed in suitcases in the home. Another $1,000 hidden in a jewelry box was also taken.
said that the female homeowner had returned home from work on August 13 and discovered the front door of the Green Hollow Drive condo had been jimmied open. The woman, police said, lives in the condo with her husband and in-laws, who had left that morning to visit family in St. Louis.
When police arrived, they found the condo had been ransacked throughout the building, and that suitcases, which had been tucked away in closets, were open and their contents strewn around the bedrooms.
The woman checked the suitcases, which the family used to hide their cash, and discovered the money was missing.
The crooks missed $600 that was hidden in a suit jacket in one of the closets, but they did make off with an unknown quantity of jewelry and gold from the woman's bedroom.
Police believe the thieves left by the balcony door and climbed over the condo's fence which was damaged in the escape.
There are no suspects in the burglary. However, the female homeowner said as she left for work, she noticed a white man she had never seen before who was changing his shirt in the parking lot of the condo development.