An unlocked vehicle is an easy target for a thief. Usually during late night and early morning hours this type of thief will walk in the street or on the sidewalk checking car door handles looking for unlocked doors searching for loose change and small electronics.
Last night a subject did just that at @ 2:36 a.m. He reached in an open car window, unlocked the door and stole items from inside the vehicle. He was arrested a short time later leaving the scene. The suspect, Antoine Hall (Riverside, NJ), was also found to be in possession of illegal drugs and lodged in Burlington County Jail in default of $25,000 bail. The stolen property was returned to the owner.
Please remember to keep your vehicle and your residence secured at all times. If you observe suspicious activity, don't delay, report it right away. Try to provider our dispatchers with essential information such as clothing descriptions and direction of travel. If you can safely observe stay on the phone with dispatch or leave a call back number. You can also ask to remain anonymous. Anonymous calls are better than not calling, but at times we need more information when we arrive and are unable to get it when the caller was anonymous.
The information you provide is often the difference in making an arrest or having to let a criminal go because we cannot positively identify them.
If you believe you are witnessing criminal activity requiring immediate police response dial 911 immediately.