Village residents are keeping their purses and wallets a little closer after Ridgewood Police announced earlier this week an uptick in burglaries from parked, locked cars.
According to a Rigewood Police release earlier this week, residents have reported four separate car entry incidents in less than a week.
The first was a break into a car parked in front of a Kingsbridge Lane home last Thursday, police said.
Last Friday, two incidents were reported. The first was a break into a car parked outside a Terhune Road home, police said.
The second was outside the village's New York Sports Center. Police said a Glen Rock woman returned to her car, which was locked and parked in the gym parking lot, to find her rear window smashed and her purse stolen.
Sunday, cops say a Whole Foods employee reported that a company van’s rear window had been broken into overnight.
Police did not respond to questions about what was stolen or what time of day the residential incidents occurred. But, cops did issue a warning to residents.
“The area has seen an increase in the number of car entries,” police said in a release. “The Ridgewood Police Department would like to remind residents to lock car doors and not leave expensive items in plain view at any time.”
The release comes a day after a report of increased car entry burglaries at health club parking lots in Wyckoff, Ramsey, and Mahwah.