June 3, 2018
Improvising burglar’s tools and granny assaulting are specialties of Blacks.
About 4:30 a.m., Rahway police responded to the first incident in which a homeowner reported hearing a noise inside the house. The homeowner exited his bedroom and spotted a stranger in the hallway who immediately fled.
A preliminary investigation indicates the suspect had apparently forced entry through a second-story window.
Just minutes later, police responded to another home where residents reported being awakened by a noise outside. As they went to investigate, the homeowners spotted a stranger trying to enter the home through a rear sliding glass door. As they yelled to the man, he ran off, officials said.
Then, just before 5 a.m., police responded to an East Hazelwood Avenue home where a 67-year-old woman said she had been asleep on a sofa when she awakened by a unknown man on top of her. The man had apparently entered the home through a rear door.
Monahan said the woman was hospitalized with minor injuries.
The suspect, who remains at large, is described as a black male in his late 20s or early 30s with a medium complexion and a medium build, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and pants.