Florham Park NJ police reported that a Mercedes Benz and a Rolex were stolen and four (4) cars were broken into in the borough.
According to Florham Park police, the Mercedes Benz, an S55 model, was parked at the Brooklake Country Club when it was taken.
Several other car burglaries occurred in Florham Park around the same time. Later that day, police responded to a report of a car burglary at 123 Columbia Turnpike. The driver told police officers that he had parked his black 2012 Audi A6 in the parking lot and that, when he returned, the car’s windows were down and his iPhone and leather briefcase had been stolen.
Later, officers received a report of a car burglary at a Brooklake Road home. A man at the scene told an officer that he had seen a suspicious car in the area. However, according to police, nothing was stolen.
That night, police responded to yet another report of a robbery at the Brooklake Country Club. A man told police that he had parked his 2012 Mercedes CLS in the parking lot, only to return later and see that it had been broken into. The man said that a bag containing a $25,000.00 Rolex was missing from the car’s trunk.
In New Jersey, auto theft is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C: 20-3. The statute stipulates that theft of an automobile by unlawful taking can be classified as a third degree felony. If any of the suspects are caught and later convicted of third degree auto theft, they could be sentenced to as many as five (5) years in state prison.
Florham Park NJ police are asking that anyone with information about the car burglaries contact them at (973) 377-2200.
To learn more, read the NJ.com article entitled “$80,000 Mercedes, $25,000 Rolex Stolen in Florham Park, Police Say.“