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. is Elizabeth’s free daily news source. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TAPElizabeth.

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