STOLEN VEHICLE ALERT: DO NOT LEAVE KEYS OR KEY FOBS IN YOUR VEHICLES

November 13,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Glen Rock NJ, Three vehicles have been stolen from residential driveways since October 31st. In each case the vehicles were unlocked and the key fobs were in the vehicles, making detection extremely difficult as no forced entry was involved. Two of the three vehicles have been recovered in Newark. A vehicle stolen this morning also had a credit card in it that was used at a fast food restaurant in Irvington. Surrounding towns have also been experiencing a rash of stolen vehicles overnight from driveways, in all of these cases key fobs were left inside unlocked vehicle.

In Glen Rock, the stolen vehicles include a 2016 Lexus GC from Windham Place on October 31st, a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee from Yardley Court on November 7th and 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee from Highland Road on November 13th. Detectives are investigating a limited number of leads, including video surveillance from a resident whose vehicles were locked and therefore not taken: https://ring.com/share/6487811261847961682

Any residents or business owners with video surveillance systems are asked to check overnight activity for any persons who may have entered their driveways or yards in a similar manner. Detectives are interested in viewing any of these images as the investigation progresses. Those with video surveillance are asked to contact Det. Jim Calaski at (201) 670-3948 or Det. Mike Trover at (201) 670-3947.

All motorist and residents are reminded that there is no place, including your driveway, where it is safe to leave a vehicle with the keys or key fob inside. Lock your vehicle and take the keys with you at all times. Do not leave valuables in plain sight.