About $6,000 worth of items were reported stolen from two Littleton Road apartments, said.
Police said that Officers Jason Ferreira and Ronald Carrozzino arrived at Cambridge Village Apartments Tuesday at about 5:45 p.m. for a report of a burglary at one of the first-floor units. While they were investigating a resident who lived on the second floor arrived home and discovered that unit had been burglarized as well, police said.
The investigation revealed that the door leading to a common hallway for both apartments was not operating properly and did not lock when it was closed, police said. According to police, the two interior doors had been locked, but appeared to have been pried open.
Police said the burglaries took place between 7:45 a.m. and 5:44 p.m. A laptop computer and jewelry totalling more than $6,000 was stolen, police said.
The incidents are currently under PPD investigation.
Anyone with information regarding these reported burglaries is encouraged to contact police at 973-263-4300 or send e-mail to Crime_Tips@parpolice.com.
Police also offered advice to those living in multifamily dwellings: Ensure that entrances to common hallways have a strong entry door that close by themselves and make sure they lock tightly. Police said improperly working exterior doors allow burglars to enter the common hallway and the doors can conceal them while they force entry into a residence.
In the event that your landlord or property managers do not respond to your request to have a common door repaired, police suggest contacting the Parsippany Housing Division at 973-263-4280.