The burglaries began roughly three weeks to a month ago, according to Kranz. He added that they usually occur between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. while most residents are at work.
Kranz advised people living in the affected area to be more aware of their surroundings and double-lock their doors.
An officer in the detective bureau told NJ.com that "even if they see someone looking like they are doing maintenance on the building, [residents] should contact the police, not their landlord.”
Kranz emphasized that engaging a deadbolt lock was a quick and easy way to decrease one’s likelihood of being burglarized.