RUMSON, NJ – Rumson police are investigating reports of unidentified men attempting to enter unlocked vehicles over the weekend in what serves as the latest incident involving attempted motor vehicle thefts in Monmouth County.
The pair were also connected to a report of a stolen BMW convertible from another town, authorities said.
Officers from the Rumson Police Department responded to reports of two male subjects attempting to enter unlocked vehicles on Sunday morning at around 7:50 a.m., according to police department. The pair was later spotted by patrols and fled the area, speeding towards the Garden State Parkway.
“Multiple towns in Monmouth and Ocean County are encountering this same group of criminals, who solely focus on unlocked cars with key fobs in them,” wrote the Rumson Police Department in a Sept. 7 Facebook post.
The subjects were reportedly operating a stolen BMW convertible from another jurisdiction.
The theft comes amid a slew of other high-end vehicle thefts in Monmouth County, with other reports based in Freehold, Hazlet, Holmdel and Manalapan. The incident is currently under investigation.
No other information was made public as of Tuesday morning.
“Multiple towns in Monmouth and Ocean County are encountering this same group of criminals, who solely focus on unlocked cars with key fobs in them,” the police department wrote.
Rumson police say that similar incidents can be prevented by following two steps:
1. Remove your key fob and personal belongings from your car.
2. Lock your car immediately after exiting it.
“This video below is an example [of] how those two steps stopped two criminals from stealing these cars in Rumson a few weeks ago,” Rumson police concluded. Watch the video here.
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