WESTFIELD, NJ — Police are again warning the public to lock up following a series of vehicle thefts and burglaries.
A thief stole an unlocked vehicle from Breeze Knoll Drive early on Tuesday, police said. Officers recovered the vehicle in Newark, police said. It follows a vehicle theft and series of vehicle break-ins that happened last Wednesday, according to police.
On Nov. 20, a resident in the 800 block of Wallberg Avenue told police that someone stole his unlocked vehicle from his driveway between 6 p.m. and 9:27 p.m., police said. The vehicle is valued at about $30,000, police said.
On Nov. 20, at a resident in the 200 block of Canterbury Road told police that an unknown person or persons attempted to enter two locked vehicles in his driveway at 9:38 p.m. The persons were not able to enter the vehicles and fled on foot, police said.
On Nov. 20, a resident in the 200 block of Canterbury Road told police that two unknown men entered her vehicle at 8:54 p.m. and then fled on foot. She told police that her vehicle was unlocked and parked in her driveway, police said. Nothing was stolen from the vehicle, according to police.
On Nov. 20, a resident in the 800 block of Wallberg Avenue told police that her vehicle, which was unlocked in her driveway, was burglarized and ransacked. The thief stole a $75 camouflage vape pen, police said.
On Nov. 12, a man told police that a 2004 Ford 250 was stolen from his business in the 1200 block of South Avenue. The theft occurred at 11:53 p.m. Nov. 11, police said. The vehicle was locked at the time it was stolen, police said.
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