WESTFIELD, NJ — Thieves made off with unlocked cars two nights in a row, police said.
A thief or thieves stole a vehicle located on Edgewood Avenue Friday morning, police said in a Nixle alert. Police said the suspect used a key fob. Additional vehicles were also burglarized during the overnight hours, according to police.
It marked the second consecutive night that an unlocked car went missing within the town, according to police.
Using a key left inside the vehicle a thief or thieves made off with an unlocked car early Thursday morning, police said in a separate Nixle alert. Several other cars were also burglarized on Roanoke Road and Orenda Circle that same morning, police said.
State police data show six vehicles stolen within Westfield during the first three months of this year.
In at least one case, however, residents thwarted suspects' attempts to enter vehicles.
Police posted a video taken during the early morning hours of June 10, which shows two suspects pulling on door handles in a resident's driveway before learning the vehicles were locked and then fleeing.
“Once the suspects realized that both of these vehicles were locked, they fled in their vehicle," police said in a social media posting. “Our ongoing investigation revels that suspects are now targeting unlocked vehicles in the early morning hours - mainly during dawn.”
View the June 10 video from the Westfield Police Department:
Any suspicious activity should be reported to 908-789-4000 (option 0) or 911 for emergencies, police said.