Police say they are investigating a diversion burglary that allegedly occurred on Fischer Ave. on Dec. 9.
An elderly resident told police that a man banged on her front door at 3 p.m., Dec. 9, claiming there was a chemical spill a block away. Police say the man produced an identification card and asked to enter the resident’s basement. After allowing whom she believed to be an actual contractor downstairs, he turned on water, creating a noise distraction, police say. He then radioed someone saying all appeared to be in order. At this point, police say, a second man entered the home and ransacked the bedroom.
Police investigating the incident learned two men ran from the residence carrying hand-held radios and entered a black SUV parked on Hickory, containing two more men.
The New Jersey State Police, with the help of the victim, created a composite description of the man who is alleged to have come to the door (see above).
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Nutley Police Department’s Investigations Unit at 973-284-4940.