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Buckingham Road Residents Fall Victim to Vehicle Theft and Burglaries

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Buckingham Road in West Orange was recently a popular area for burglaries and thefts to motor vehicles, according to the West Orange Police Department.

Five vehicles on Buckingham Road and one on Gregory Avenue were entered and rummaged through on Oct. 1 and one vehicle was stolen from Buckingham. In many cases, the vehicles were unlocked and minor items like sunglasses and cash were removed from them.

Surveillance footage at some of these residences revealed a male dressed in dark clothing and wearing a hoody as he entered some vehicles and attempted entry to others.

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The same suspect was seen in surveillance footage recorded in the theft of a gray 2015 Ford Focus, which was later recovered by the West Orange Police Department. According to police, the victim stated that the vehicle was unlocked with a key fob in the glove box.

The actor in an attempted burglary to a residence on Warren Road on the same date also had a similar description, according to the police report. According to police, the victim stated that she was cooking in her kitchen when she noticed that her garage door, which allows access to her kitchen, was open and the kitchen door was unlocked.

Police said the victim noticed an arm opening her kitchen door and then slamming it shut when she asked who was there. Startled, she ran outside and observed a male with a similar description to the one seen above entering a vehicle and driving away. She could not, however, get a better look at the suspect due to the darkness outside.

Other stolen vehicles recently included:

  • A blue 1997 Ford 250 stolen from Valley Road and later recovered in Newark. The vehicle was parked and secured at approximately 5 a.m. and was missing 11 minutes later, according to the victim.
  • A green 2005 Ford F150 stolen from a driveway on Manger Road and later recovered. Police said the victim stated that nothing of value was left inside the vehicle.
  • A silver 2009 Acura TSX stolen from Glennon Place and later recovered by the Essex County Sheriff’s Department. The victim stated that cash, bankcards, his cell phone, wallet and a car key were also missing from a second vehicle that was unlocked in his driveway.

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