BMW with fob inside stolen in Nutley, PD says

Nutley Police Director Alphonse Petracco and Chief Thomas Strumolo are advising that another vehicle was stolen early Tuesday morning, March 1, from a Walnut Street residence.

Police said they were called to the 400 Block of Walnut Street when the caller woke to find their 2021 BMW X5 Stolen. They reported accidentally leaving the key fob inside the car.

Strumolo said there has been a significant increase in auto thefts throughout New Jersey as well as Nutley. He said a big part of it is thieves have learned many people continue leave key fobs in the vehicle when not in use.

Said Petracco: “As long as we continue leaving our doors unlocked with the keys inside, car thieves will continue shopping in town.”

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