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Roxbury Township police see an uptick in Facebook Marketplace thefts

ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Roxbury police say they’ve seen an uptick in thefts of items that were for sale on Facebook Marketplace.

Some of the items that are being targeted are motorcycles, ATVs, dirt bikes, and trailers, police said.

According to police, here’s how it works: You eagerly post a picture of your motorcycle on Facebook Marketplace. The thief sees the motorcycle in what appears to be a shed or garage. They look at your profile, figure out what town you live in, Google you and now they know exactly where your motorcycle is located.

“They come at night and break into your shed or garage and take it,” police said.

“Please use extreme caution when posting items for sale no matter what the item is,” police said.

Police say there are spots designated in the front of the Roxbury Township Police Department to meet a seller. For larger items, or something involving a trailer, feel free to meet in their back parking lot.

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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