Vineland Police Warn Residents of Diversion Burglaries in East Vineland

VINELAND, N.J. — Officials from the Vineland Police Department Detective Bureau are investigating several “diversion” burglaries in East Vineland.

According to a post from the Vineland, NJ Police Department Facebook page, the suspects target elderly residents by distracting them by making offers for home or yard work. One person will speak to the resident and convince them to leave their residence to examine the home or yard. Another person will enter the residence and take items.

The subjects are described as:

Suspect #1 – Subject believed to be a white male, medium height, approximately 50-60 years old, short dark hair, no facial hair, wearing a blue shirt and jeans.

Suspect #2 – Hispanic male, dark skin, 25-30 years old, no facial hair, wearing sunglasses, and a hat.

A possible vehicle is described as a grey pickup truck, the make and model are currently unknown.

Officials are reminding residents that contractors will not go door to door soliciting for services. And not to let anyone one into their homes that they do not know.

All City of Vineland employees who is doing work in residential neighborhoods will be in a marked City of Vineland vehicle and have a valid City-issued photo ID

Report all suspicious activity to police immediately at 856-691-4111. Or call Det. Nelson Gonzalez at 856-691-4111 x4656.