Posted Monday, August 6th, 2018
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Over the past month, there has been a rash of early morning motor vehicle burglaries and thefts across Morris County, with the burglars and thieves at work while most residents are asleep, according to Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon.
Most of these incidents are occurring between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., with criminals targeting cars parked in driveways or streets. In some cases, residents may be away on summer vacations. Few of the county’s municipalities have been spared from the break-ins and thefts.
In many cases, say authorities, multiple individuals travel into our communities in one or more vehicles checking for easy pickings: Unlocked cars. Suspects rummage through the open vehicles to locate valuables, with an eye out for key fobs (keyless car entry devices) or garage door openers.
The key fob is a criminal’s gateway to your vehicle. A stolen garage door opener is the gateway to your home. A stolen purse or wallet opens the door not just to your credit or money, but also to identity theft.
Authorities also have found that some of those stolen vehicles taken from Morris County in recent months have been used in the commission of violent crimes before being recovered.