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Pet Sitter Arrested For Stealing Jewelry in Burlington County

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BORDENTOWN TWP., N.J. -

New Jersey State Police Red Lion Station is seeking the public's help with identifying victims of jewelry thefts in occurred over the past several years in Burlington County.

On April 21,Bordentown troopers arrested Melissa Hirschmann, 42, of Medford Township, for the theft of over $2,000 worth of jewelry from a Hainesport Township home.

During the past month, investigators discovered a theft of approximately $11,000 worth of jewelry that was stolen from a Shamong Township home.

Detectives say Melissa Hirschmann is connected with various thefts over the past several years in the Burlington County area.

According to police, Hirschmann was employed by a victim while she was a pet sitter. Hirschmann stole jewelry from the home of her employer and sold the proceeds to various pawn stores.

New Jersey State Police is urging anyone who has employed Hirschmann as a pet sitter over the past several years is encouraged to inventory their jewelry.

Possible victims are asked to contact the Red Lion Station Detective Bureau at (609) 859-2282.

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