EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - During the last two weeks the East Brunswick Police Department has taken a number of motor vehicle theft reports.

It appears that the vehicles that have been targeted are high-end vehicles which include: Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Audi and BMW, according to a report issued by the EBPD yesterday.

The common theme for all of these thefts is that the keys or key fobs were left in the vehicles and the vehicles were unlocked.

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We are urging residents to please follow the below listed tips on car theft prevention:

1. Lock Your Doors

2. Remove Your Keys from the Vehicle

3. Do Not Leave a Spare Key near Your Vehicle

4. Close the Windows

5. Park in Well-Lit Areas

6. Install an Audible Alarm System and Anti-Theft Device

7. Install a Vehicle Immobilizer System 8. Install a Tracking System

9. Don’t Leave Valuables in Your Car

10. Be Alert

What To Do If Your Car Is Stolen - 

If your car is stolen, contact the police immediately. You may need to provide the following information:

1. The year, make, model and color of the car

2. License plate number

3. Vehicle Identification Number (also called the “VIN”)

4. Don't forget to notify your insurance company within 24 hours