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Cars Left With Keys Inside Stolen in the Caldwells

Police say two SUVS were taken from one North Caldwell driveway, a Mercedes-Benz that was left running was stolen in West Caldwell.

Two SUVS and a sedan—all with keys left inside—were reported stolen Friday morning in the Caldwells, according to police. 

A homeowner in North Caldwell said a black Mercedes-Benz and a black Lexus, both SUVS, were reported missing from a driveway at 7:20 a.m. The trucks were left open with the keys inside, according to Chief Mark Deuer.

Deuer said the cars are believed to have been stolen sometime between 11:15 p.m. Thursday and early Friday morning.  

On the south end of West Caldwell near the Roseland border, a Whitaker Place resident reported her four-door Mercedes-Benz was stolen from her driveway at about 6:53 a.m. Friday.

The woman told police she had started the car to warm it up and went back in the house. When she returned outside, she said it was gone.

West Caldwell Police Chief Michael Bramhall said there were no witnesses to the incident.

“We always encourage people not to leave their vehicles unattended while running for safety issues as well as for issues such as this,” Bramhall said.

The North Caldwell Chief reminded residents to lock their cars and not leave valet keys or purses inside them.

John Lee January 06, 2013 at 10:18 PM
what does suspicious look like? someone wearing a hoodie? someone with a camera in the park? what is suspicious?
VC January 06, 2013 at 10:55 PM
Listen Asshole....don't be talking about things you don't know about!
Mezzanotte January 08, 2013 at 09:20 PM
All these comments are foolish.
ME January 10, 2013 at 01:25 PM
I AGREE KEAN09 PEOPLE WHO CANT AFFORD TO HAVE NICE CARS AND LIVE IN 1/2 MILLION DOLLARS HOMES ARE THE ONES TALKING CRAP!!!!!! AND FOR THE RECORD DUMB ASSES MERCEDES ARE NOT ABLE TO HAVE AUTO START BECAUSE OF THE HIGH TECH COMPUTERS! SO THE OUTSIDERS NEWARK, ORANGE YOU ALL KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!!!!!!!!!! TOOK THE VEHICLES STRAIGHT DOWN 280 BACK TO THE SLUMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Richard Kurdek January 31, 2013 at 01:20 PM
All I can say is that I've owned a few Mercedes and I know for a fact that you can't get a remote start because of the hi-tech alarm, because I wanted to get one a few years ago and was told the same thing. Simple rule of living " there is no right way to do something that is wrong" if it's not yours it shouldn't be touched by someone else. Hopefully the residents will learn a valuable lesson. The criminals don't learn and will continue to steal what's not theirs.

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