NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley police department reported that $4,200 in jewelry was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on February 10 on Harrison Street.
According to police, a Nutley homeowner reported that they took off three pieces of jewelry and placed them in their vehicle’s center console. The resident reported that they accidentally left it there when exiting the auto. Later they heard a car door in their driveway and thought it was their husband, but when no one entered the home they checked their vehicle and the jewelry was no longer there.
This is the latest in a series of theft from automobile incidents in the township.
Nutley Police Chief Thomas Strumolo continues to warn residents to secure and lock their vehicles. Unlocked vehicles have contributed to many thefts over the past several months, all of which could have been prevented if doors were locked. Strumolo also urged residents to never leave valuables in car where they can be observed.
Chief Strumolo advises residents that if they observe that their vehicle had been entered, not to touch anything and call police. He stated that it is important that the vehicle remain undisturbed for investigators, no matter how little was disturbed or stolen. Evidence left by actor may lead to prosecution for their vehicle and many others burglarized in recent weeks.
The most notable theft from auto incident took place on September 5 during the Labor Day weekend when nearly 20 vehicles were targeted. Nutley Police Release Surveillance Photos of Labor Day Burglary Suspect. The suspects in that case were eventually apprehended.
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