MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Police Department has issued an advisory, alerting the community that over the past few weeks the department has "investigated several tire and rim thefts from vehicles."

The vehicle thefts occurred between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m, and happened to vehicles parked on the street as well as to vehicles parked in driveways.

As a result of these thefts, the police department Is "asking that residents make sure motion lights cover the areas where they park their vehicles, report any suspicious vehicles or individuals, and be alert to any unusual sounds coming from outside their homes."

Residents are urged to report anything suspicious immediately to the police department.