NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department reports that unlocked motor vehicles were targeted by thieves this weekend. The vehicles, on on Myrtle, Whitford, Enclosure, Park Dr. and Nutley Ave.were hit during the mandatory COVID-19 hours between Saturday night and Sunday morning.
According to police, the unsecured vehicles were "entered illegally," the report does not state if any items were stolen.
Detectives from the Nutley Police Department as well as patrol officers are investigating and urge citizens to notify the police if they see or hear anything suspicious.
The state of emergency orders no one out after 8:00 PM that are not part of the essential list the governor posted.
Nutley Police Chief Thomas Strumolo urges resident to be aware of potential scam artists, that will use this pandemic as a way to defraud you. All previous warnings apply, do not send money, or trust that someone is taking a census from the CDC, or any other related agency.
Nutley Police Alert - 3/22/2020
Motor Vehicle Break-Ins / Scam Artists
Police Director Alphonse Petracco and Chief Thomas Strumolo are advising residents that although most residents are doing whatever necessary to adhere to the State of Emergency, there still remains criminals, eager to take advantage of a crisis situation.
Last evening and early this morning close to a dozen unsecured motor vehicles were illegally entered. Nutley Police responded to locations on Myrtle, Whitford, Enclosure, Park Dr. and Nutley Ave. when residents woke this morning.
Please make certain your vehicles are secured, and notify police immediately for suspicious activity.