Bridgeton police

BRIDGETON — Police are investigating a burglary and armed robbery in which more than $1,700 in jewelry, an iPhone and cash were taken during incidents Tuesday and Wednesday night.

At 10:14 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to the 600 block of Buckshutem Road for a residential burglary that occurred between 7:30 and 9 p.m., according to a post on the department’s Facebook page. The victim, who was not identified, noticed the front door was unlocked when they entered the home, and that the inside was in disarray.

A window air-conditioning unit was pushed inside a bedroom window, police said, and was the point of entry. Missing from the home were gold chains and cross charms, gold hoop earrings and a set of earrings with flowers on them valued at $1,350, and a gold bracelet with “Skylar” on it valued at $430.

In addition, about $40 in cash and coins was taken from a piggy bank, police said.

Then, at 3:21 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to Walnut and Marion streets for an armed robbery, according to the post. The victim, who was not identified, told police he was helping a friend work on a car in the 100 block of Walnut Street when they saw two men approach the car, both wearing black shirts around their faces so only their eyes showed.

The victim told police one of the men approached him and pulled a handgun from him waist, then pointed the gun at him and demanded money.

He handed over an iPhone 6s and a black wallet that held $60 to $70 in cash, police said. Both suspects ran south on Walnut Street, turning into an alleyway between Elmer and Marion streets.

One suspect was described as a younger, short black man with “bulging” eyes, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white writing on the front; the other was described as a heavy-set black man, about 5-foot-9 to 6 feet tall.

Anyone with information can call police at 856-451-0033.

Contact: 609-272-7241 Twitter @ACPressMollyB

Staff Writer

My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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