Police arrested two alleged burglars accused of entering the homes of their victims by pretending they lost their dog.
Police say the burglaries occurred Nov. 15 and 16 in the Willowridge Development in Marlton, N.J.
The two suspects allegedly knocked on the front door of dozens of homes and would either ask for a fake person or claim they were looking for a missing dog after someone came to the door. If no one was home, police say the two would go around back and break into the house through a window or glass door.
Once inside, the women stole cash, electronics and jewelry, according to investigators.
Police say an investigation led to the arrest of Kristina Mcleod, 24, of Marlton and Heather Kane, 26, of Medford. Both women were charged with criminal attempt burglary and were lodged in the Burlington County Jail on $100,000 cash bail.
Nancy Marrlow says the lost dog duo cased her neighbor’s home before trying to kick in her window last month.
“They knocked on her door and asked had she seen a lost puppy, and she thought it was strange but at the time just said no and closed the door,” Marrlow said.
Evesham Police belive the pair could be responsible for additional break-ins in neighboring communities like Cherry Hill and Medford.