The Pequannock Police Department has advised residents to take caution when it comes to locking their cars after a recent spate of car burglaries.
Local residents in Pequannock NJ have recently reported a number of instances of cars being burglarized. The break-ins and thefts reportedly happened in areas throughout Pequannock, including Madison Street, Roosevelt Street, Pomona Avenue, and the Boulevard.
Many of the burglarized cars were parked in the owners’ driveways.
According to officials, the common denominator in all of the car burglaries is that the owners failed to lock their vehicles. So Pequannock NJ police have advised local residents to always lock their vehicles when the cars are unattended – even when the vehicles are parked in the owners’ driveways.
Pequannock police are also asking residents to remain alert and “immediately report” any suspicious individuals they observe in their neighborhoods.
Right now police are searching for several suspects accused of illegally entering unlocked cars and stealing cash, change, uncashed checks, and portable electronic equipment, in addition to other items.
If the suspects are eventually identified and arrested, they would probably face serious criminal charges for burglary and theft of movable property. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, burglary is usually classified as a third degree crime and carries a potential sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Pequannock Police Urge Residents to Lock Cars After Burglaries.”