Morris Plains NJ police are searching for suspects who allegedly committed two car thefts and broke into four other cars on the same night.
According to law enforcement, suspects unlawfully gained access to six unlocked cars that were parked outside houses in Morris Plains, New Jersey. The cars were parked outside different residences located on Hillview Avenue, Dayton Road, Glenbrook Road, Oldwood Road, and Parker Drive.
In addition to burglarizing four of the vehicles, the suspects allegedly stole two of the cars. The stolen cars were parked in driveways of residences located on Hillview Avenue and Glenbrook Road.
Morris Plains NJ police became aware of the motor vehicle thefts after the owners notified local law enforcement. The car owners told police that their cars were taken from their driveways.
The stolen cars are reported to be a 2013 Audi A6 and a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. As for the other four vehicles, the suspects allegedly stole “small personal items” while burglarizing the other cars.
The Morris Plains Police Department is investigating the alleged auto thefts and burglaries. Investigators believe that all of the theft offenses are connected.
If the suspects are eventually identified and captured, they would be subject to serious criminal charges for auto theft. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3, anyone who steals an automobile can be charged with a third degree criminal offense. A conviction for third degree auto theft could result in a sentence of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “2 Cars Stolen, 6 Burglarized in Morris Plains.”