Police Searching for Motorcycle-Riding Burglar

The man is allegedly responsible for several local burglarlies

Wyckoff Police are searching for an unidentified motorcyclist they believe is responsible for the burglary of jewelry from a Nancy Lane home on July 26.

According to police, the homeowner saw the man exiting her driveway and heard an activated alarm at about 4:30 Tuesday afternoon as she was returning home. Police say the man broke into the house by prying open a rear window.

Several residents who were out walking dogs also saw the man, but did not suspect anything was wrong, according to an email circulated among neighbors.

Police Chief Benjamin Fox said the same man may be responsible for other burglaries, and is urging residents to report any suspicious activity, especially a motorcyclist driving slowly through their streets.

bing July 28, 2011 at 08:47 PM
"be on the lookout for a man on a motorcycle" What about the other gazillion burglaries that used cars and/or trucks for a getaway, should i still be on the lookout for those types of vehicles too or just motorcycles this week...?
James Leggate July 28, 2011 at 09:01 PM
From the police report: "Wyckoff Chief of Police Benjamin C. Fox cautions residents that there have been a number of home burglaries recently in both Wyckoff and nearby Franklin Lakes. Residents are asked to watch for suspicious people or vehicles in their neighborhood. They should be especially attentive to a motorcycle driving slowly through their streets."
Susan August 01, 2011 at 02:25 PM
My spouse rides a motorcycle, he is neither a"harley driving fag" or "vermin scum." He is an employed, loving father of two, wonderful husband, volunteer coach and oh yes, tax paying citizen whose hobby happens to be collecting and restoring bikes. He deliberately rides slowly through neighborhoods so that he 1) doesn't disturb people with any "loud racket" and 2) follows the law which has the speed restrictions of 25 MPH in a residential area. Does this mean that vigilantes will be hunting him down as he goes for a pleasure ride on a sunny afternoon through our hometown? Will he need to fear being pulled over because he is on a motorcycle wearing leathers and a full face helmet (gear all designed to protect him while riding - and the helmet is required by law in NJ). Motorcyclists take their lives in their hands every time they get on a bike to ride because people driving cars, trucks etc. are generally ignorant or worse yet, unaware that they need to SHARE the ROAD! I get angry just like the next person when someone "buzzes" me on a bike, has a loud tail pipe or lane splits however, that person is someones son, daughter, spouse, parent etc. Don't bash "bikers" because of one unfortunate event in our town. Shame on Chief Fox for putting a target on the back of any person riding a motorcycle in Wyckoff.
Janet Tanis August 04, 2011 at 06:58 PM
No one is bashing motorcycles. I an thankful for the information shared. If I see a motorcycle at my neighbors house (and know they don't own one) maybe I'll have time to get the plate number. PS Heard it was a white guy.
Susan August 06, 2011 at 03:29 PM
@Janet: my post was largely in response to one that has since been deleted; it was inflammatory as well as threatening. If you see a motorcycle at your neighbors house, how do you know someone isn't visiting them who rides a bike? Would it make a difference if it was a car or better yet a minivan parked in their driveway? Finally, what difference does it make in terms of the riders race other then to make all white men on motorcycles a target. BTW, the racial breakdown of the Wyckoff area is approximately 15,607 white, 77 black or African American, 74 American Indian and Alaska native, 611 Asian, 2 native Hawaiian and 25 other race.


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