Police in Maplewood continues to remind residents in the Township never to leave running vehicles unattended and remove FOBs after thieves stole nearly a half dozen cars in December.
According to Maplewood Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul, these are the following thefts that began on December 2:
December 2, 2021; Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 9:45 p.m., a vehicle left running at the Wawa was stolen.
December 4, 2021; Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 7 p.m., a vehicle left running and unattended at the 66 Phillips Gas Station was stolen.
December 5, 2021; Motor vehicle Theft; At 5:20 a.m., a vehicle left running at the Wawa was stolen.
December 10, 2021; Motor Vehicle Theft; Between 1 and 2:30 p.m., a vehicle parked in front of a Sommer Ave home with the key fob in it was stolen.
December 11, 2021; Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 2:45 p.m., a vehicle parked in the Maplewood Country Club lot with the key fob in it was stolen.
Maplewood Police say they are also looking into a theft of laundry left unattended at a business in the township in the following incident:
December 13, 2021; At approximately 3:30 p.m., it was reported that a load of laundry was stolen from a washing machine at the laundromat on Irvington Ave.
“It may seem harmless to leave your car running and unattended while you run into the store or gas station, but it only takes seconds to steal your vehicle.
Don’t make it easier for someone to drive off in your car that is already running and left unattended,” officials said.
Maplewood Township continues to experience extremely low levels of violent/felony crimes.
The Police Department works hard to protect the residents and their property.
“We are asking that you assist us in this effort by making sure all vehicles and homes are properly secured at all times,” Chief DeVaul said.