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Schilling Elementary, Two Homes Burglarized

A computer, jewelry and cash were taken during the three burglaries.

was burglarized Monday evening, police said.

Authorities responded to the area after a person reported seeing three male suspects, who were only described as black men in their 20s, running away from the school with a computer just before 6:15 p.m., according to a statement.

The trio jumped over a fence and headed west on Thornton Avenue, police said. Another witness said she saw the three male suspects jump a fence from Thornton Avenue onto the backyard of a home on Nutmeg Court.

Three people were detained but the witness "was uncertain on the identity of the suspects," police said. There have been no arrests made in the incident.

The elementary school was not the only place burglarized Monday, according to the police report.

Burglaries were also reported out of two homes on Monday evening, with the first being reported around 6:45 p.m.

Police said someone reported that a home on the 35200 block of Lido Boulevard was burglarized after someone entered the home through a sliding door. Jewelry was taken, police said.

Another burglary was reported on the 36400 block of Ruschin Drive around 9:30 p.m. after a burglar entered through a frount window. Cash was taken, police said.

Any person with any information concerning these incidents can contact the Newark Police Department's non-emergency line at 510-578-4237 or can call the Silent Witness Hotline at 510-578-4000, extension 500.

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reggieqh1 July 10, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Are these unlocked windows, Or broken windows, etc?
Maria July 10, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Hmmm I did see two white kids in the back of Schilling around 5:30 that day. I did think it was strange. They were around the metal container by the field.
DannyG July 12, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Any word on the other break-ins yet? I heard that Graham and another school got hit this week too.
Nadja Adolf July 13, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Something was going on at Graham. We heard the alarm ringing for about an hour and saw what looked like a fire truck over there. I sure hope the alarm is monitored because people here no longer call the police since the police have had a nasty tendency to treat those who call them like criminals.

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