MAY 31, 2015, 2:25 PM LAST UPDATED: SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2015, 2:25 PM
BY LINDA MOSS
STAFF WRITER |
Two men and an accomplice stole two late-model Mercedes-Benz automobiles, apparently left unlocked and with the keys in them by the valet at the Ridgewood Country Club lot in Paramus on Saturday night, according to Borough Police Deputy Chief Robert Guidetti.
Department detectives were investigating the theft of a 2015 S55 four-door black Mercedes and a 2014 S550 white Mercedes sedan, which took place around 7:30 p.m. at the Midland Avenue club, Guidetti said.
Both vehicles had been parked by the club’s valet service, the deputy chief said.
A black car then drove into the club’s lot and two men got out, with each one jumping into one of the Mercedes vehicles, Guidetti said. The suspects then drove off in the two cars, and their accomplice took off in the black car.
“It’s not a carjacking,” Guidetti said. “The cars were parked at the valet … and these guys entered the cars. … They were able to start both cars and drove away.”
The two stolen cars had apparently been left unlocked with the keys in them, the deputy chief said.
“For vehicle theft tips, I will tell you, never leave your keys in a vehicle and always leave your car locked,” Guidetti said.
Paramus issued an alert for the vehicles to surrounding towns, but they had not been found, the deputy chief said.