Bridgeton police

BRIDGETON — Police have been investigating a robbery and a burglary last weekend that netted thieves more than $5,000 in jewelry and $700 in cash.

At 5:18 a.m. Saturday, officers went to the 100 block of North Pearl Street after a robbery report, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page. The victim, who was not identified, told officers he was walking when he was approached by a black man wearing blue jeans and a gray sweatshirt with a hood tied tightly around his face.

The man grabbed the victim’s pocket and removed a wallet with $700 inside, police said. The victim chased the suspect but lost sight of him.

At 1:46 a.m. Saturday, officers went to Spring Street after a burglary report, according to the post. The victim, who was not identified, told police the house had been empty since 6 p.m. Saturday, but when family members returned home they noticed that someone had come in through a side window and left through a side door.

Several pieces of jewelry were missing, totaling $5,050, police said.

Contact: 609-272-7241

MBilinski@pressofac.com 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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