Authorities in Brigantine are asking those on the island to keep an eye out for a man who was trying to break into houses this past Thursday afternoon.

The Brigantine Police Department reports at about 1:00, they received a call about a man in the area of the 2800 block of Bayshore Avenue who was "said to be utilizing a crowbar to attempt to get into the residences."

Police say the suspect was described as follows:

  • Tall, slender white male
  • Clean-cut appearance
  • Grey-hooded sweatshirt
  • Tan pants

Police responded to the area and were unable to locate the suspect.

2800 block of Bayshore Avenue in Brigantine NJ
2800 block of Bayshore Avenue in Brigantine NJ - Photo: Google Maps

An investigation is active and ongoing at this time.

Police are asking those in the area to review video footage from home surveillance systems and if you captured anything officials should see, contact the Brigantine Police Department at (609) 266-7414. Tips can be left anonymously.

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