DENVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – The Denville Township Police Department is warning residents to lock their vehicles after a car was stolen and three others were burglarized Saturday night into Sunday morning, police said in an alert.
Three separate car burglaries and a stolen car that occurred overnight in the Shawger Road area of Indian Lake, police said.
A credit card stolen from one of the vehicles has already been used to make fraudulent purchases. In addition, a vehicle that was stolen from another town was recovered in the area, police said.
In each case, the affected vehicles were left unlocked, to include both of the stolen cars. Both stolen cars also had their ignition keys left inside them, police said.
“We can not stress enough that you need to lock your vehicles and remove all valuables, to include GPS devices, credit cards and especially the car keys, every night regardless if you are parked on the street or in your driveway. The current rash of car burglaries and thefts affecting our area have all involved unlocked vehicles. Help prevent yourself from becoming a victim, please lock all of your vehicles,” police said.
Police want everyone to participate in the #9pmroutine. Set an alarm or reminder on your smart phone or other device that is set to go off each night at 9:00 p.m. This alarm will remind you to make sure your vehicles are locked and any valuables have been removed.
Anyone who lives in the Shawger Road area, is asked to review their home security video for any suspicious activity occurring Saturday night into early Sunday morning. If you see anything out of the ordinary, your asked to contact police at 973-627-4900 extension 9.
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