Uptick in Motor Vehicle Burglaries
Posted: December 13, 2011
December 19, 2011 Update:
Rockaway Township police have arrested four alleged car burglars, two of whom are suspected in many of the Randolph car burglaries occurring township-wide over the past two months. View the news article »
December 13, 2011 Update:
Between December 8 and December 11, 2011, the Randolph Police Department responded to an additional 15 burglaries from motor vehicles. The incidents took place on the south end of town, but were spread out in different neighborhoods.
While the police are still diligently working on identifying the offenders, they would once again like to remind all residents to lock their car doors, no matter what section of town they live in. Residents are also encouraged to call 9-1-1 to report any suspicious activity.
Originally posted November 22, 2011
Since November 9, 2011, there have been 39 car burglaries in various neighborhoods on the north side of the township.
Last week, most of the burglaries took place in and around the residential areas off of Quaker Church Road. This past week, most occurred in and around the residential areas off of Randolph Avenue.
The vast majority of vehicles that were entered were left unlocked and were parked in a driveway or on the street during the overnight hours.
While the Randolph Police Department is working to identify and apprehend those responsible for these thefts, residents are reminded to be vigilant and lock their vehicles and remove any and all tempting items (GPS systems, iPods, wallets, cell phones, laptop computers).
Please report any suspicious activity, person(s) and/or vehicles immediately at the time observed to the police department via 9-1-1 and/or the main police number at 973.989.7000.