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Increase in vehicle thefts reported in Hunterdon, surrounding counties

Authorities are alerting the public to a recent increase in vehicle thefts and burglaries.

The recent rise in car thefts is not isolated to Hunterdon County alone; the surrounding counties are also experiencing this surge in crime, according to Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael Williams.

In most instances the burglarized cars were left unlocked with the keys or key fob inside the vehicle. The crimes usually occur at night in the early morning hours, Williams said.

In some case the vehicles were left unlocked in the driveway with the garage door opener inside and this poses the additional risk of a home burglary, Williams said.

These crimes of opportunity can be avoided using common sense by locking your vehicle, parking in well-lit areas, and keeping any valuables out of sight, Williams said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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