Police in Morris Plains NJ are investigating two car thefts that occurred on the same night.
According to authorities, suspects broke into six unlocked cars that were parked outside residences in Morris Plains, New Jersey. The vehicles were parked outside homes located on Hillview Avenue, Dayton Road, Glenbrook Road, Oldwood Road, and Parker Drive.
In addition to allegedly burglarizing the cars, the suspects stole two of the vehicles. The stolen cars were parked in driveways on Hillview Avenue and Glenbrook Road.
Morris Plains police learned of the car thefts after the owners contacted local law enforcement. The car owners told police that their cars had gone missing from their driveways.
The stolen cars are said to be a 2013 Audi A6 and a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Meanwhile, the suspects allegedly stole “small personal items” from the cars that were burglarized.
The Morris Plains Police Department is actively investigating the cars thefts and burglaries. Investigators are operating under the assumption that all of the theft offenses are connected and were probably committed by the same suspects.
If the suspects are eventually identified and apprehended, they would face severe criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3, anyone who commits a general theft, such as stealing an automobile, can potentially be charged with a third degree felony. A conviction on third degree auto theft charges could lead to a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “2 Cars Stolen, 6 Burglarized in Morris Plains.”