Surf City Police urge residents to lock cars as vehicle thefts continue
Police in Surf City are once again pleading with residents to lock their cars after another round of vehicle burglaries swept through the borough this week.
The northern end of town is where police observed suspicious activity on Friday morning.
Officers tried to initiate a motor vehicle stop on a speeding Mercedes sedan but the driver failed to top and the pursuit was terminated once it reached the GSP northbound.
A little while late police noticed a dark-colored sedan speeding southbound on Long Beach Boulevard and the ensuing vehicle pursuit was terminated in the interest of public safety.
Police learned that the Mercedes sedan was stolen from Surf City shortly before officers saw it being operated and that vehicle was left unlocked with the key/fob inside.
The second vehicle, the dark-colored sedan, had been previously reported stolen from Newark and is believed to be the transport vehicle used by the suspects.
Anyone living or staying on the north side of town Thursday into Friday is being asked to check their vehicles and report any thefts to Surf City Police at 609-494-8121.
Police also ask that any residents with security cameras and/or smart doorbells check them for motion/activity between the hours of 1am-4am.
"Unfortunately, we believe this is the same group that targeted our town last week and have been stealing high-end vehicles across the state. These individuals WILL continue to come back and victimize our town (and area in general) if residents continue to make it easy for them by leaving their vehicles unlocked and/or with the keys/fobs inside."
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