HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights residents are being reminded to lock their car doors after a rash of burglaries during the first few days of July.
According to Hasbrouck Heights Police reports, there were eight auto burglaries in the first week of the month. Three residents reported burglaries on Thursday, July 2, with five incidents reported on Sunday, July 5. A further review of reports found had been no reported incidents from mid-June to July 1.
One resident shared her story.
"It happened Wednesday night," said Marilyn Moretto. "I left my car unlocked with my wallet in the closed console by accident. Came out Thursday morning to see that the driver's door was not closed all the way. My wallet and other item were on the passengers seat. They took $91 but didn’t ruin or destroy anything."
While she didn't have any photos or video, she did report the incident to the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department.
"The police department said they are aware of what’s going on and it seems to be the same person, and it seems to be happening between 12 and 4 am," she said.
Hasbrouck Heights Detective Lieutenant Michael Colaneri Jr. said that the car burglaries are still under investigation. He reminds residents to lock their car doors.
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