A Menlo Park Terrace couple lost $9,000 of their vacation money in a home burglary Tuesday.
said that the 60-year-old wife came home around 3:15 pm on September 11 to their McGuire Street home to find that the door was broken in and the deadbolt lock smashed in a break-in.
She had left the home early that morning after feeding a neighborhood cat and believed she may have forgotten to set the alarm when she left for work.
The woman came home in the afternoon to the destroyed door and she immediately phoned police, who rushed to the house in
The wife and husband looked around and immediately went to a drawer in the bedroom where they kept $9,000 in cash, money they were saving for a vacation.
The money was gone, police said.
Also missing were military medals - a Korean Defense medal and a Good Conduct medal, both estimated at $50.
Police questioned neighbors, but no one heard anything unusual. The break-in artist left fingerprints and palm prints on the door, police said.
Anyone with any information is urged to call Woodbridge Police at 732-634-7700.