Another rash of car burglaries, this time on Stanworth Drive

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Lea Kahn, Staff Writer
By Lea Kahn, Staff Writer
In the aftermath of a second spurt of car burglaries – this time, in the Stanworth Drive neighborhood, off Bayard Lane – the Princeton Police Department is urging residents to lock their cars and take the car keys with them.
The initial rash of car burglaries occurred overnight between April  5 and April 6 in the Washington Oaks development, between Route 206 and Mercer Road.
The latest car burglaries occurred overnight between April 26 and April 27, police said. In the four cases that occurred on Stanworth Drive, the vehicles had been left unlocked.
A fifth victim, whose car was parked on Lytle Street, reported that someone entered the car and stole a laptop computer and loose change.
One victim who lives on N. Stanworth Drive reported that someone entered her car and rummaged through it, but nothing was missing. Another N. Stanworth Drive resident told police that someone stole her purse.
A South Stanworth Drive resident reported that someone took her iPhone 4S, while another Stanworth Drive resident told police that someone entered her car and took her purse.
Police advise taking items inside the house or hiding them out of sight in the car, and then locking the car and taking the keys with them. Those actions make it harder for thieves, who rely on opportunity to commit criminal acts.
Any suspicious activity should be reported immediately to the Princeton Police Department.