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SHOCKER: Locked Cars Thwart Would be Car thieves in Glen Rock

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Glen Rock NJ, on December 8th at  1:59 PM , Glen Rock Police Patrols were dispatched to Plymouth Road in response to a resident’s report that a male subject attempted to enter vehicles in their neighbor’s driveway.  The actor was described as about 5’9” tall wearing grey sweatpants, a hooded shirt, and black sneakers, who departed the area on Plymouth Road towards Lowell Road in a dark-colored Audi with tinted license plate covers.

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Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office : Tis the Season of Opportunity Crimes

Ridgewood Real-estate

November 26,2017

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Hackensack NJ, It is that time of year again. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office reminds us that its also the time for crimes of opportunity…the prime time…think about it…colder out now, gets dark early, and neighborhoods are quieter than usual. Your packages will be left at your doorstep, and shopping bags can fill the backseat of your car in a parking lot or in your driveway…all of it is an attractive target for a burglar, a thief, or a so-called porch pirate. So do something about it:

Lock up your house and car tight! Windows should be locked too. Always. Remove temptation by keeping bags and valuables out of sight in your car and around your home.

Have deliveries scheduled for a time when you will be home, or have them shipped to a neighbor, or to your place of business where someone can secure them for you. If you run out of options, see about having your package left somewhat out of sight…maybe on the back porch, in the backyard, or behind your fence away from the front porch.

Set timer lights if you don’t get home until well after sunset. Have an impression that your house is occupied so an opportunist is scared off.

Check on your neighbors and pay attention in your neighborhood for suspicious people. Don’t let a solicitor, repairman, or anyone claiming to need access to your property inside your home without first checking ID and perhaps notifying your local police first.

Good locks. Good lighting. Good neighbors. These things make a difference.