BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police reported two unlocked Audis were stolen from the driveways of township homes some time between 6 p.m. on Oct. 23 and at 5 a.m. on Oct. 24. Both vehicles were recovered later that day, police said.
Police said that a resident of the 40 block of South Alward Ave. reported that they had parked their 2019 Audi Q5 in their driveway and left the vehicle unlocked with the key fob inside the vehicle on the night of Oct. 23.
Upon awakening, the residents contacted the police department after realizing that the vehicle had been stolen, police said. The vehicle was recovered later that day parked unoccupied on a street in Newark, according to the police report. There are no suspects at this time, police said.
During that same time period, police said a resident of the 10 blocks of East Craig St. reported that their 2018 Audi Q7, which also had been unlocked in their driveway with another key fob left inside, that the vehicle had been stolen. That vehicle, too, had been located later that day in Newark, parked and unoccupied on a street, according to police.
Vehicles reportedly burglarized, one locked, two not
Police also said that between 10 a.m. on Oct. 13 and 6:30 a.m., no Oct. 14, on 10/14/2019, two unlocked vehicles were reportedly burglarized at a home on Warwick Lane. The resident woke on Oct. 14, and discovered that that their 2019 VW GTI and their 2014 Acura SUV had been entered and articles had been moved about the interior, the police report said.
The homeowner told police that the vehicles had been left unlocked. However, no items were reported to be taken from either vehicle, according to police.
A few days later, on Oct. 18, between 4 and 4:41 p.m., a resident of Stonehedge Court reported her pocketbook had been taken from her locked vehicle which had been parked at Mountain Park on Martinsville Road, police said.
The woman told police she had locked the vehicle after placing the pocketbook partially underneath the front passenger seat, the report said. "When they returned to their vehicle after a walk, they found the passenger side window broken and the pocketbook stolen," police said.
The contents reportedly taken from inside the purse to include credit cards personal items and a wallet, the police said. The estimated total amount of loss was approximately $800, said the police report.
The Bernards Township Police again issued a reminder to everyone to report any suspicious activity observed by calling 908-766-1122.
"Please keep vehicles locked, without the keys in them and valuables out of sight," police said.
Police also advised residents to pay attention to suspicious activity at neighbors’ residences and of vehicles that appear suspicious in parks and parking lots.