Stafford Police Alert Residents To Lock Cars After Recent Burglaries

  STAFFORD – The Stafford Township Police Department is warning all residents to lock their vehicles due to recent car burglaries in the area.

  Both incidents occurred on Saturday between 12:50 and 2:30 p.m. in the Ocean Acres section of Manahawkin.

  Police said unknown suspect(s) smashed out the passenger side window of the cars and stole a purse. One car was parked on Sloop Road, near Nautilus Park. The second was parked in the lot of the Manahawkin Lake Park.

  Anyone that can provide additional information related to these incidents is asked to contact Detective John Reed at 609-597-1000 ext. 8471 or

  Stafford Township Police would like to remind residents of the following safety measures to reduce your chances of becoming a victim to these crimes:

• Lock your vehicle and close all windows

• Remove all valuable belongings from your vehicle

• For valuables that must remain in the vehicle, hide these items in the glove compartment or trunk

• Report all suspicious activity to the dispatch center, 609-597-8581