WARREN, NJ - Warren residents were awoken in the early morning hours on Thursday by the sounds of helicopters and patrol cars.

Six unlocked vehicles were entered overnight, in the area of Morning Glory Road, according to Warren police. Nothing was taken, they said. Warren police were assisted by the state police and surrounding departments.

Warren police urge residents to LOCK their vehicles. Even during a pandemic, crime continues. No arrests were made.

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Warren police said the following:

Please ensure that you always LOCK YOUR VEHICLE whether it’s parked on your street, in your driveway or in your garage.  A majority of the time a would-be thief will move on to the next vehicle when encountering a locked vehicle as opposed to breaking into it and drawing attention.  

 

Make sure your residence/business is well lit during the evening and overnight hours.  Thieves typically look for darker areas to commit these burglaries for less visibility by passing motorists, neighbors and police.  

 

DO NOT leave spare keys or anything of value in your vehicle.  Purses/wallets, electronics (iPods/iPads, laptops, GPS Units etc), vehicle valet keys, sunglasses, credit cards, cash and cell phones should NEVER be left inside your vehicle, especially in plain view. If you must leave such items in your vehicle we recommend you conceal and or secure them properly, however we urge you not to leave them in the vehicle. 

 

Additionally, everyone should be aware that vehicle burglaries often lead to other crimes such as fraud and identity theft.  We suggest you limit the amount of personal information you keep in your vehicle as well as keep a record all of the serial numbers of your valuables and store it in a safe place in your home.   

While we know nothing is 100% full proof, we feel that by taking the precautions we’ve suggested you can seriously reduce the chance of being a victim of these types of crimes.  If you see any suspicious persons or activities in your neighborhood, call 9-1-1 immediately.  Criminals thrive on opportunity, DO NOT give them one.

 

Residents should report any suspicious individuals or vehicles to: the Warren Police Department - (908) 753-1000

 

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