Over the past two days several vehicles in area towns were burglarized while parked on driveways and in unlocked garages, with three being stolen.   Proceeds from these incidents included items such as purses, sunglasses, iPhones, and EZ passes.   Allendale Police would like to offer the following tips to help reduce your chances of becoming a victim of these types of crimes:

  • Every vehicle that was burglarized was unlocked.   Please lock your vehicle and keep valuables (i.e. purses, wallets, etc.) either out of plain view or inside your home.


  • If your vehicle is parked in a garage, keep the garage locked.


  • “High-end vehicle theft” is a continuing problem in Bergen County.  Every stolen car, without exception, contained a key fob inside the vehicle.   Do not leave key fobs in your center console or glove box.  Take them with you whenever you are not using your car.


  • If you witness this crime occurring, do not confront the actor! These perpetrators work in teams and should be considered dangerous.   No piece of property is worth your personal safety.  Be a good witness and call 9-1-1.

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact the Allendale Police Police Department at (201) 825-1900.