At least he's happy in his work.
An Iselin resident stumbled across a burglar in her home Tuesday, but the man wasn't being stealthy about it. In fact, he was "humming and singing," reported, as he went about burglarizing the home around 5:20 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
The woman was shocked to find the man in her Park Avenue home in . Police said the burglar ran out the side door when he saw the homeowner, who slammed the door shut and locked it, then ran upstairs to tell her father what had just happened.
The father looked at the window and saw the crook running down Elizabeth Avenue. He told police the burglar was apparently on a cell phone as he was making his escape.
The father got in his car to chase the thief as the daughter called police. Multiple police cars descended on the area but were unable to find the man.
Police describe the singing burglar as a black male, approximately 5 ft. 10 in. in height with a medium build, between 25 and 30 years old, and described as being healthy looking. He was wearing black shorts, a red shirt, and a navy blue cap with white writing on it.
Nothing was taken in the burglary, and police didn't find any fingerprints or footprints outside the home. The homeowner said the main door was open, and the storm door was only latched, not locked.
Anyone with any information can call at 732-634-7700.