UNION, NJ – Township of Union police continue to investigate the thefts of work trucks and tools.

In April, TAPinto Union reported that police issued an alert through social media for residents to be attentive to their parked work vans and trucks.

According to a Facebook post Thursday, Union police are encouraging residents to mark their tools.  “It would be easier for us to determine proper ownership of tools if they were marked with a company name or an identifying mark.”

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Police recommend residents not leave tools in a work truck, if possible.  If it’s not possible to remove the tools, police recommend getting an alarm and a GPS tracker for a work vehicle. “As always, keep valuables out of sight and the doors locked.”

Another tip offered by police is to block the work truck in the driveway if possible. Police say many of the crimes have happened between 3 and 6 a.m. while the truck was parked near the owner's home.