North Caldwell Police Issue Warning to Lock Cars
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 • 10:15am
NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The North Caldwell Police Department, under the direction of Chief Mark Deuer, issued a statement Wednesday morning reminding residents to lock their vehicles and not leave any valuables inside of their cars. In particular, thieves are looking for "valet keys" which are left inside owners manuals and glove boxes.
Police advise that residents should take the following precautions:
Leave enough lights on to illuminate the exterior of your home and driveway areas.
Report suspicious activity, people and strange cars to the Police.
Keep an eye on your neighbors’ property and vehicles.
Park vehicles inside garages when possible.
If you must leave cars parked in your driveway, make sure that they are locked with alarms set, and that the keys are in a secure location inside your home - Never leave your keys inside your vehicle for any reason.
Do not leave dealer supplied "Valet Keys" in your glove compartment or anywhere inside your vehicle.
- Do not leave valuables or anything containing personal information inside vehicles.
The statement from police was as follows:
Due to recent Motor Vehicle Thefts in the area during overnight hours, Police are advising residents to lock their vehicles and not to leave valuables inside. Vehicles parked in residential driveways are being entered if they are left unlocked. Thieves are looking for keys left inside the vehicles or "valet keys" left inside owners manuals and glove boxes.
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