New round of Jersey Shore car thefts recycles message to lock your cars
This time it's in Barnegat but the message from police in this Ocean County township is the same as just about every other department in the state -- lock your car, remove your valuables and take the keys inside the house.
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Barnegat Police said they responded to homes in the Pheasant Run, Horizons and Heritage Point North Developments in the early morning hours on Saturday after 5 motored vehicles were stolen -- a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, 2017 Honda Civic, 2020 Chevrolet Equinox, 2018 Honda CRV and 2015 Audi A4.
As of Tuesday morning, police said all of the vehicles have been recovered except for the Audi A4.
When each of these vehicles were stolen, all of them were left unlocked.
Police said that some had keys in them.
If you have any information on these car thefts, you're asked to contact Detective William Hetrick at 609-698-5000 extension 218 or Patrolman Robert Armstrong at 609-698-5000 extension 225.
Police in Barnegat, much like other departments, remind you to lock up and take the keys.
"An unlocked vehicle makes an easy target for theft of items from your vehicle or theft of the vehicle itself, please do not leave your keys in your vehicle and make sure you lock your vehicle whether it is parked in the street or your driveway. Keep anything valuable out of sight if it is stored in your vehicle," Barnegat Police said in a statement.