LINDEN - An Elizabeth woman was arrested last week on charges that she stole pain medication from an unlocked vehicle, authorities said.

Summer Ahmed, 22, was arrested Aug. 3 around 1:25 a.m. after Linden police responded to the 1800 block of Dill Avenue on reports of a woman on a bicycle checking car door handles to see if they were locked, authorities said.

Ahmed was arrested as she exited one of the cars, and police said they found a bottle of Oxycodone on her. 

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Police said an investigation found the medication was stolen from another vehicle that was parked in a nearby driveway. 

“Car burglary is a growing problem, and burglars usually look for easy targets," Capt. William Turbett said in a statement.  “Simple steps like locking your doors and hiding valuables from view you can go a long way toward protecting your belongings.”

Ahmed was charged with a third-degree count of burglary and other drug-related charges. She was remanded to the Union County jail pending an appearance in Superior Court, authorities said. 

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