Police in Paramus announced that they are investigating a burglary and car theft that occurred on Monday night.
According to police, on June 20, at approximately 11:00 p.m., the Paramus Police Department responded to a home in the area of Bruce Drive regarding a burglary and car theft.
Police said that upon arrival, officers met with the victims, who reported that on that date, at approximately 10:30 p.m., an unknown Sports Utility Vehicle, white in color, occupied by at least two persons, pulled up to their home.
One suspect exited the vehicle, walked to their home and attempted to open a door on the east side of their home.
According to police, the suspect found the door locked and then walked to the west side and found an unlocked door that allowed access into the garage.
The suspect then found an unlocked door from the garage into the home. The suspect then located the keys to the victim’s car, a 2021 BMW, 4-door, color black, and fled the scene.
Police said that the victims of the burglary were home and upstairs when this occurred but did not hear anything. A short time later, they realized that the car had been taken.
The incident was caught on the victim’s home video surveillance system.
According to police, the suspect is described as a black male wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and a dark-colored ski mask.
At this time, Paramus Police Detectives, as well as officers from the New Jersey State Police Auto Theft Task Force, are investigating.
This is at least the third time in the last several months that auto thieves have entered a Paramus residence in order to steal the keys belonging to hi-end cars.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Paramus Police Department at 201-262-3400.
The Paramus Police Department recommends the following safety tips:
- Make sure first-floor doors and windows are kept locked
- Remove garage door openers from unlocked cars
- Make sure interior doors between your garage and living space are kept locked