Brigantine Police are staying busy this summer investigating a number of stolen cars and thefts from cars.

Police say the crime spree has been helped, in large part, by people who are leaving their cars unlocked, and, in some instances, leaving the keys in the unlocked car.

In a Facebook post, Brigantine Police said...

The common theme in these cases is that the vehicles were left unlocked and/or the keys were left in the vehicle.

Brigantine Police are asking anyone with surveillance cameras to check the video for any suspicious activity such as unknown persons pulling on car door handles to see if they are unlocked.

Most of all, police are advising you keep your car doors locked at all times and never leave your keys in an unlocked car.

Here is the text from the Brigantine Police Facebook post...

***PUBLIC NOTICE: STOLEN VEHICLES AND VEHICLE BURGLARIES***

Over the past two weeks, we have received reports of four stolen cars and several motor vehicle burglaries. The common theme in these cases is that the vehicles were left unlocked and/or the keys were left in the vehicle. These cases are being actively investigated by our department.

PLEASE LOCK YOUR CAR DOORS AND TAKE YOUR KEYS INSIDE!! DO NOT BECOME A VICTIM!! Brigantine is a great and safe place to live, work and visit - but no community is immune to crimes of opportunity!

We are urging residents and visitors to check their vehicles to make sure they were not burglarized. If you have residential surveillance cameras, please consider checking them for suspicious activity such as unknown persons pulling on car door handles to see if they are unlocked. YOU could help us solve some of these cases!

Please report any/all suspicious activity or discovered crimes to BPD at (609) 266-7414.

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