READINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – The Readington Township Police Department is reminding residents to remain vigilant following a recent vehicle theft and car burglaries.
On Sunday, October 17, at around 3:30 p.m., a vehicle was stolen from residential driveway located on County Route 523 in the area of Barley Sheaf Road. Vehicle burglaries were also reported at a residence on Smith Road in Raritan Township, police said.
“It is believed that all of these thefts or attempted thefts occurred around the same time. In some cases, the resident was home at the time the crimes were committed,” police said.
Car thefts are becoming increasingly common across the state however in our area, they are more common at night. However, recent crime reports suggest that criminals are becoming more brazen, as several surrounding towns reported occurrences similar to the ones in Readington Township in the recent past, police said.
Police remind residents to remain vigilant at all times and report suspicious activity, even if during the day.