SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield residents received a rude awakening Tuesday morning as a number of residents on Wickford Ave, Clifford Street, Stratford Avenue and areas all around the Grant School reported having their cars broken into overnight.

Residents reported stolen, GPS, money, CDs and other items taken from their cars. “They ransacked and stole everything,” said one Stratford Avenue resident.

Police spent Tuesday scouring the area for clues to the car robberies. South Plainfield detectives were seen dusting a number of vehicles for finger prints.

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“I couldn’t be happier with the amazing job done by the South Plainfield Police Detectives,” said South Plainfield resident Kristine Carbonaro.

It appears that most if not all of the vehicles that were broken into had their car doors unlocked.

According to Police it is just a good practice to keep your car doors locked.

“It’s important to keep your car doors locked, and any valuables out of sight,” said South Plainfield Police Captain Charles Siedenburg. “GPS units should be taken inside or hidden, but even the mounts should be kept out of sight so people don’t have any clues on what may be in the car.”

Anyone with information related to the car burglaries is asked to call the South Plainfield Detective Bureau at (908) 226-7688. TAP into South Plainfield will update this developing story as more information is made available.