East Brunswick police suggest how to protect vehicles against theft

EAST BRUNSWICK–During the last two weeks, the East Brunswick Police Department has taken a number of motor vehicle theft reports.

It appears that the vehicles that have been targeted are high-end vehicles that include Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Audi and BMW, according to information provided by the department.

The common theme for all of these thefts is that the keys or key fobs were left in the vehicles and the vehicles were unlocked, according to reports.

The police department is urging residents to follow some tips on car theft prevention:

  1. Lock your doors
  2. Remove your keys from the vehicle
  3. Do not leave a spare key near your vehicle
  4. Close the windows
  5. Park in well-lit areas
  6. Install an audible alarm system and anti-theft device
  7. Install a vehicle immobilizer system
  8. Install a tracking system
  9. Don’t leave valuables in your car
  10. Be alert what to do if your car is stolen if your car is stolen, contact the police immediately.

Residents may need to provide the following information:

  • The year, make, model and color of the car
  • License plate number
  • Vehicle Identification Number (the VIN)
  • Don’t forget to notify your insurance company within 24 hours
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