Big-ticket items a hot commodity for Paterson thieves

Police say big-ticket items are on the top of thieves? Christmas lists during a busy burglary season in Paterson.

Police say they?ve had 37 burglaries in the Totowa and Hillside sections of the city since October 5. According to police, the thieves break in when no one is home and walk out with LCD flat screen televisions, jewelry and laptops. Authorities say the break-ins usually occur in broad daylight.

Burglars aren?t just hitting homes though. Police say some thieves are breaking into vehicles and taking items such as GPS units and CDs.

Police advise homeowners to keep all windows and doors locked. They also say residents should keep big-ticket items away from windows. Authorities recommend drivers take GPS systems with them when parking their vehicles.

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