During the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 5th, approximately ten vehicles were burglarized while parked on driveways and in unlocked garages. Saddle River experienced similar incidents where vehicles were not only entered but subsequently stolen. Proceeds from these incidents included items such as purses, sunglasses, iPhones, and EZ passes. The Upper Saddle River Police Department would like to offer the following tips to help reduce your chances of becoming a victim of this type of crime:
Every vehicle that was burglarized was unlocked. Please lock your vehicle and keep valuables (i.e. purses, wallets, etc.) either out of plain view or inside your home.
If your vehicle is parked in a garage, keep the garage locked.
“High-end vehicle theft” is a continuing problem in Bergen County. Every stolen car, without exception, contained a key fob inside the vehicle. Do not leave key fobs in your center console or glove box. Take them with you whenever you are not using your car.
If you witness this crime occurring, do not confront the actor! These perpetrators work in teams and should be considered dangerous. No piece of property is worth your personal safety. Be a good witness and call 9-1-1.
If you have any questions or require further information, please contact the Upper Saddle River Police Department Detective Bureau.