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Washington Township police warn residents to remove key fobs from vehicles, lock cars

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – The Washington Township Police Department is advising residents to remove the key fob from their vehicles and to lock their vehicles following an increase in thefts.

Police said they’ve had an increase in stolen vehicles in town recently with some occurring during daytime hours and Morris County has seen an increase of approximately double compared to this time last time last year in stolen vehicles.

The suspects are targeting higher end vehicles (Porsche, Range Rover, BMW, Mercedes, etc.) and most of the vehicles that have been stolen the key fob was left inside the vehicle, police said.

Police remind residents to remove the key fob from the vehicle, lock your vehicles at all times and put them in your garage if you have access.

Report any suspicious activity you see in your neighborhoods, police 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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