FLORHAM PARK — On the morning of Friday, December 29, around 4:50 am, a serious security incident occurred on Riverside Drive. A home invasion took place while the homeowners were asleep upstairs. Two intruders broke in through a kitchen window and searched the house, possibly for car key fobs. They activated a living room motion sensor, setting off an alarm, and fled before police arrived. Security footage shows two suspects, one in a vest resembling those worn by delivery workers.
Florham Park Police is asking residents near Roosevelt Boulevard, Hillside Avenue, Lincoln Avenue, Riverside Drive, and West End Avenue to check their security cameras for any activity from 4:30 a.m. to 5:15 a.m. that might help identify a vehicle related to this crime.
Please contact Detective Sergeant Frank Pietropinto with any information at (973) 410-5424. For community safety, we advise against scheduling overnight deliveries, recommend keeping exterior lights on, and suggest installing alarms with window breaks and motion sensors.
Report any suspicious activities, individuals, or vehicles to the police immediately.
The suspects are believed to be connected to similar crimes in Livingston and Chatham. With an increase in home invasions, we encourage not leaving valuables or key fobs visible in your homes. Keeping items like purses, wallets, and keys hidden, especially near windows and doors, can help prevent such incidents.