Morris Plains police are looking for suspects who allegedly committed a string of car burglaries in a single day.
According to authorities, the suspects broke into a number of cars located throughout the borough and stole various items from the vehicles. Most of the burglarized vehicles had been parked along Greenwood Road, Lealand Road, and Wyndwood Road in Morris Plains, New Jersey.
The auto thefts were committed between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., with the vehicle owners realizing that their cars had been broken into when they exited their homes and went to work for the day. The victims then dialed 911 and notified police about the auto thefts.
Police believe that the suspects may have broken into the vehicles in order to look for a vehicle key.
The Morris Plains Police Department’s official Facebook page now includes a post with information about the auto thefts and a call for local residents to take certain precautions in order to prevent car burglaries in the future:
- Lock your car.
- Raise all windows.
- Don’t leave valuables inside your car.
- Don’t leave your keys inside your car.
- Don’t leave your title or registration inside your car.
- Use the emergency brake.
- Park on a street that has good lighting.
Meanwhile, detectives with the Morris Plains Police Department are actively investigating the recent auto thefts and asking members of the public to come forward with any information that might assist investigators. Anyone who has information about the car burglaries should contact detectives at 973-538-2284.
For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Cops Investigating Attempted Car Burglaries in Morris Plains.”