CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Police Chief Phil Crosson, Jr., sent out an AlertChathamBorough message on Monday afternoon, warning residents of four motor vehicle burglaries reported on Broadview Terrace and Harvard Street.

"We would like to make residents aware that there have been four motor vehicle burglaries and one residential garage burglary that have been reported to the Chatham Police Department today (Monday, July 18)," Crosson said in his recorded message. "Three of the burglaries occurred on Broadview Terrace, one occurred on Harvard Street."

Crosson reported that the motor vehicle burglaries were the result of unlocked cars in which various items were removed. In the case of the garage, the resident had left the garage door open and items were removed.

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The Chatham Borough Police Department reminds residents to make sure all valuables, keys and garage-door openers are removed from vehicles and that doors are locked, including residential doors and garages.

Crosson advises victims not to disturb the scene and call police immediately.

"If you see something suspicious, call 9-1-1," Crosson said.