Public’s Assistance Sought in Kehilat Shalom Trespassing Incident

Posted on July 11, 2019

July 9, 2019

Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office
News Release

Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in July 7th burglary investigation

MONTGOMERY TWP., N.J. – Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Montgomery Township Captain Thomas Wain are requesting the public’s assistance in the investigation into a burglary that occurred at the Congregation Kehilat Shalom in Montgomery Township, New Jersey.

Prosecutor Robertson stated that on July 07, 2019 at 12:58 am, Montgomery Township Police responded to the Congregation Kehilat Shalom, located at 253 Belle Mead Griggstown Road for an activated burglar alarm. Montgomery Township Police located an unsecured door and proceeded to check the interior of the synagogue. Review of the synagogue’s surveillance system depicted a white male inside the synagogue. The actor can be described as a white male approximately 17-25 years of age with brown hair and an average build wearing a white printed T-shirt, gray athletic shorts and tan low cut work boots with a white sole. Authorities are releasing an image taken from the video surveillance footage in an effort to identify the individual.

Prosecutor Robertson, Chief Fodor & Captain Wain request anyone with information on the burglary or the identity of the individual depicted in the surveillance photo to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100 or the Montgomery Township Police Department at (908) 359-3222 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will also be kept confidential.

SECURITY CAMERA VIDEO FOOTAGE OF 7/07/19 INCIDENT

Note: The above information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed.

Source: Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Press Release