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South Brunswick Twp Police Department
Tuesday November 28th, 2017 :: 03:45 p.m. EST


Recent Increase in Car Burglaries

South Brunswick Police are investigating an increase in car burglaries since the beginning of October.  Cars are mainly being entered through unlocked doors.  Some car windows have been smashed when valuable property is left in the open.  In all, nine cars were entered. The car burglaries occurred during the overnight hours in residential areas of Kendall Park and Dayton.  The suspect stole purses, change, wallets, gift cards, credit cards, and personal documents.

Police are still investigating the recent increase in car burglaries but remind residents of some basic precautions they can take.

Lock your doors
While this may sound like common sense, most motor vehicle burglaries occur to unlocked vehicles. Even if your vehicle is parked in your driveway, the contents within it are still open for the taking. Simply locking the doors will deter those who might just be looking for an easy target.

Keep it tidy
Any personal items that are visible from the outside, even an empty shopping bag, could be seen as a valuable or a carrier of valuables.

Conceal all of your Property
Don't leave any bait out for thieves; put your electronics, purses, wallets, backpacks, and accessories well out of sight.  Better yet, bring it in with you.

Completely close windows and sunroofs
No, it's not just because thieves might reach in through the gap and open your locks with a coat hanger. Open windows will disable the pressure sensor in some car alarms, leaving the vehicle more vulnerable to break-in and potentially giving thieves more time before the alarm sounds.

Park for visibility
Park in a busy, well-lit area, and avoid concealment from larger vehicles, fences, or foliage. Except for the most brazen thieves, the greater the chances are that someone might see a crime in progress, the lower the chances are that the potential thief will attempt it.


If you see a suspicious person or vehicle in your neighborhood call the South Brunswick Police Department non-emergency number (732-329-4646) to have it investigated further.  These calls and tips help solve crimes!

Follow the South Brunswick PD on Twitter @SoBrunswickPD for additional videos, pictures, and updates. 

South Brunswick Twp Police Department
540 Ridge Rd
South Brunswick Township, NJ 08852

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-329-4646

Detective Dennis Yuhasz

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