NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Police Chief Thomas Strumolo and the Nutley Police Department continue 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,

Also 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.