KPD issues alert on auto break-ins

By Karen Zautyk

This town has joined a number of communities in this area that have become the target of car burglars. Nutley was plagued by them in the spring, North Arlington had its share, and now Kearny is being hit.
In the last few weeks, “there have been a series of overnight car burglaries,” Police Chief John Dowie reported.
“There is no specific area or pattern,“ he told The Observer. “They’ve occurred from Hoyt St. to Stuyvesant Ave. and in between.”
It’s a crime of opportunity, and Kearny apparently offers a lot of opportunities.
Dowie advises residents to always lock their vehicles and to keep valuables out of sight. GPS units should not be visible when the car is unoccupied; better yet, remove the device when you leave the vehicle. That also goes for cell phones and other items, including clothing. Thieves are easily tempted.

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