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Chatham Borough Police Warn: "Lock Your Cars" after Burglaries, Car Stolen


CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Police Chief Philip Crosson would like to again make residents aware that overnight Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23, there were four motor vehicle burglaries and one motor vehicle theft that have been reported to the Chatham Borough Police Department Saturday.

Two of these burglaries occurred on Meadowbrook Road and one occurred on Mercer Avenue along with the motor vehicle theft of a four-day-old vehicle.

The motor vehicle burglaries consisted of individuals entering unlocked motor vehicles and removing miscellaneous contents from those vehicles.

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"Again, the Chatham Borough Police Department would like to remind and urges all residents to make sure that all vehicles remain locked in your driveway and that all valuables are removed from your vehicle," Crosson said in an AlertChathamBorough message. "Do not leave miscellaneous items in plain sight, please remove all keys, fobs and garage door remote controls from your vehicle and lock the doors. Residential doors, including garage doors should be closed and locked.

"Most importantly, if you are a victim of any type of burglary or theft, do not disturb the scene or move the vehicle and call the police immediately. If you see something suspicious, call the Chatham Borough Police immediately by dialing 9-1-1. Madison, Chatham Towsnhip and Harding Township. are all reporting similar thefts. Please lock your vehicles."

Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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