A burglar broke into an Orange Road basement in Montclair and removed copper piping from the furnace, Montclair Lt. Det. Angel Roman said.
The homeowner reported the burglary on Tuesday, Oct., 8 at 6:46 p.m., telling police the basement and been broken into some time between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. while he was not at home.
The victim said insulation was torn off the copper piping and scattered on the floor. Approximately one to two yards of the valuable piping was reported stolen. The burglar did not enter the rest of the home, the homeowner said.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Montclair Police Det. Terence Turner at 973-509-4724.