Police: Burglars in Glen Ridge steal key fob and get away with homeowner's car

Authorities are reminding residents to ensure their vehicles and homes are secured and report suspicious activity to the police department.

Lanette Espy

May 1, 2024, 1:09 PM

Updated 27 days ago

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Burglars got inside a home early Tuesday morning in Glen Ridge through an unsecured window, stole a key fob and got away with the homeowner's car, police say.
Authorities say it happened at 3 a.m. on Linden Avenue.
According to police, two similar burglaries happened in January but it's unclear if they are connected. In all instances, police say the suspects made entry to the residence between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. and stole the keys to the vehicles. An investigation determined that the suspects have been driving to the scene in unidentified vehicles.
These types of burglaries and motor vehicle thefts have been an ongoing trend throughout the state, police say. Suspects have primarily targeted luxury vehicles, primarily BMW SUVs.
Authorities are reminding residents to ensure their vehicles and homes are secured and report suspicious activity to the police department. They say key fobs should not be left in plain view inside the home or inside of a vehicle.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Daniel Manley at 973-748-5400, ext. 117.

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