Continuing a recent trend, numerous car burglaries have been reported in Ridgewood in the last week.
According to Ridgewood police, four incidents alone were reported on Tuesday, Oct. 2.
At about 5 a.m. a Briarcliff Road resident saw a man rummaging through his car, which was parked in the driveway. Police say the man fled when he began banging on the window. Despite police and a county K-9 unit searching the area, no suspect emerged.
On the same day, two North Murray Avenue residents told police they'd been scoped out. One woman told the cops some cash was taken from her wallet, which was left in the car. Another said his vehicle had been entered but did not notice anything missing.
Perhaps needing quarters to park downtown, a thief was reported as having taken spare change from a vehicle on West End Avenue.
Things cooled down a bit until on Monday, Oct. 8 when a landscaping company that had been parked at the vacant Ken Smith Ford property told police someone had broken into two trailers and grabbed some items.
The range of items stolen from often unlocked vehicles runs the gamut, according to police.
"The majority is into unlocked vehicles and items from loose change to laptops have been stolen," cops said last week. "Please make sure your vehicle is locked and expensive items are not in plain sight. Garage door openers left in unsecure cars can also give a burglar access to your home."
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