WEST ORANGE, NJ - A West Orange resident on Porter Road, who is a member of the High Tech Task Force for the Union County Prosecutor's office, had his vehicle broken into last night and several items belonging to the Prosecutor's Office stolen.

The vehicle, issued to the officer from the UCPO, is a Nissan Murano, a mini-SUV type vehicle.  The thieves broke into the vehicle through the driver's side window.  They then damaged the ingition system, lowered the windows and entered the vehicle through them, preventing the alarm from triggering.

According to the West Orange Police Department, once inside, the unknown suspects ransacked the Murano and took the following:

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1 Dell Laptop computer (approximate value $2,000)

1 MacBook Pro (approximate value $2,700)

A digital camera and lens (approximate value $6,000)

Ignition Key for victim's other car

The Union County Prosecutor's Office noted that the laptops were password protected and no sensitive law enforcement information or evidence was on the computers.

In addition to the break in of the Nissan Murano, two other vehicle break ins were reported this morning on Porter Road. An Infiniti was broken into in similar fashion and a IPod was removed.  The thieves attempted to break in to a second vehicle at the same address, but were unsuccessful.

On July 2, the Mayor's office announced the summer increase in crime with increased patrols, and the West Orange Police Department provided important summer safety tips for residents.