LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston police discovered that 11 unlocked vehicles had been entered and one removed from a resident’s driveway sometime overnight on Feb. 2.
One vehicle that was unlocked with a key fob inside was removed from the driveway of a residence on Brandon Avenue. Police said the vehicle was left abandoned down the street and returned to the owner.
Other vehicles had items stolen, including a laptop, brief case, cell phones, loose change and more.
According to police, the investigation is continuing along with surrounding towns that have also experienced vehicles being entered overnight.
“We encourage people to keep the doors of their vehicles locked and their fobs with them—don’t leave them in the car,” said Sgt. Jack Hickey of the Livingston Police Department. “Surrounding towns are having similar issues and we’re all working together to try to get some information.”
Last week, for instance, a woman was unable to lock her vehicle when she parked it at the Maplewood Train Station. Found with a key inside, the vehicle was removed from the parking lot by some unknown actor.
More information will be provided as the investigation continues.