In what is seemingly a daily, weekly and/or monthly occurrence cars continue to be left unlocked, many with the keys inside, and then are either stolen or valuables are taken from them.

In Barnegat last weekend, police said that 5 vehicles were stolen and as of Tuesday all but one have been returned.

In Jackson on Tuesday, police made a similar announcement but in this case the cars remained but hundreds of dollars worth of valuables did not.

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A lot of these instances seem to naturally take place in the middle of the night, when people are in bed and not many are out and about.

Jackson Police said 13 vehicles, unlocked, were looted of valuables in the early morning hours on Monday.

The investigations are naturally underway and police are currently taking a look at security systems provided by the residents in the area which show the men wearing black and gray hooded sweatshirts with masks on over their faces appear to be the ones behind the rash of car burglaries in Jackson at this point.

As they build their case, Jackson Police are asking anyone with information about the incidents is asked to contact headquarters at 732-928-1111.

Like all the other police departments who have been investigating these incidents, police in Jackson are asking you to bring your valuables inside or hide them, lock the car and bring the keys with you.

Don't make it easy for people to steal your valuables or your car.

"The Jackson Police Department is again reminding residents to remove valuables from their vehicles, including key fobs, and lock them when parked. Do not give a thief an easy opportunity to make you a crime victim."

Here is a list of what was stolen and where from Jackson Police:

  • A resident of Rodeo Drive reported that suspects entered an unlocked Audi parked at the resident and stole iPods, bottles of cologne and a wallet containing cash, credit cards and identification.
  • A resident of Olivia Way reported that suspects entered an unlocked Infiniti parked in the driveway and stole property valued in excess of $600.00. The property included an iPhone, tote bags, headphone and compact discs.
  • A resident of Olivia Way reported that suspects entered a Mercedes and Ford work van which were both parked in the driveway unlocked. An iPhone valued at $700.00 was reported stolen in this incident.
  • A resident of Rodeo Drive reported that suspects entered a GMC and Cadillac which were parked at the location, both apparently unlocked as no damage was noted. Prescription sunglasses valued at $500.00 were reported stolen.
  • A resident of Olivia Way reported that a Ford which was parked unlocked at the residences was entered by unknown suspects. The glove box was open and someone had gone through the contents of the vehicle but nothing was reported stolen at this time.
  • A resident of Carlson Court reported that suspects entered a Honda parked at the residence and stole property valued in excess of $500.00. The stolen property included a headset, purse and prescription sunglasses.
  • A resident of Larisa Lane reported suspects stole a small mattress and 12 foot extension ladder valued at $400.00 from his parked vehicle.
  • A resident of Jenny Lane reported that suspects entered an unlocked Lexus which had been parked in the driveway and stole a purse, the vehicle’s key fob which had been left inside the vehicle, cash and a debit card. The debit card was later used by a suspect at a store in Neptune to purchase various gift cards.
  • Residents of Symphony Court reported suspects entered 2 BMWs which were parked unlocked in the driveway and stole property valued in excess of $600.00. The property include air pods and Prada sunglasses.
A resident of Jenny Lane reported suspects entered a Toyota parked at the residence and rummaged through the vehicle. It did not appear that anything had been stolen.

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