JACKSON – The Jackson Township Police Department are reminding residents to lock their cars as there’s been two recent burglaries and attempted theft of cars in the area.
On June 4, Officer Andrew Brodzinski received a report about a car burglary on Highland Drive. The resident said that around 4 a.m. she heard her car start, which was parked in her driveway. She then saw a man inside her car and another in her driveway with a white SUV parked at the end. The men were described as dressed all in black and wearing masks.
The victim yelled out and the two suspects fled the scene. She then went outside and found the key to her BMW on the driveway. She told police that the vehicle had been left unlocked with the key in the center console.
On this same day at around 5 a.m., Officer Matthew Buono was at a home on Kingfisher Court about a reported stolen vehicle. A 2017 Lexus RX350 had been stolen from the driveway, the victim said.
The victim said he woke up seeing brake lights illuminated in the street. When he went outside, he found his car stolen.
Video surveillance revealed that a white SUV with a black top, possibly a Range Rover, stopped in the street. The passenger, who was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and face mask, got out of the van and entered the victim’s car, starting it. The victim told the officer that his car had been left unlocked with the key inside.
Police are reminding residents to remove valuables from their cars and lock them, even if parked in your own driveway. Do not leave the keys inside unlocked cars.
To report any suspicious activity, call police headquarters at 732-928-1111.