Police: Suspects wanted for 2 pizzeria burglaries in Toms River

Authorities say burglars entered Pizza and Panini on Route 37 Friday morning by shattering the front door.

News 12 Staff

Apr 27, 2024, 10:39 AM

Updated 20 days ago


Toms River police are asking for the public’s help identifying suspects responsible for two recent pizzeria burglaries.
Authorities say burglars entered Pizza and Panini on Route 37 Friday just before 4 a.m. by shattering the front door with a large stone paver. They then took a large sum of cash from the register.
Owner of Pizza and Panini Jerry Gialanella said it was not the first time his business was broken into. He said the first time it happened was back in 2020. He said the damages of this most recent crime cost him $2,000.
"One break-in is a serious matter, but they know that this is serious now because everybody's getting hit. This is our community. We love this place, we got great customers, this is a great community, but people are concerned and scared," Gialanella told News 12.
A similar incident happened less than five minutes away at Singas Pizza, according to police. The window of the business was broken, and cash was also stolen.
A sign on the door of Singas Pizza on Saturday said the business was closed due to unforeseen circumstances.
Police have yet to confirm if the two incidents are related. Anyone with information is urged to call 732-349-0150.

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