A vehicle parked in a lot at the Cedar Brook Condominium complex on Route 10 last Thursday night reportedly had its wheels stolen, according to .
According to department spokesperson Ptlm. Earl Kinsey, a township resident reported that he returned to his 2010 Acura at about 8:47 Friday morning to find that all four wheels had been stolen off of his car. The vehicle itself reportedly was found sitting on plastic milk crates, police said.
Kinsey reported that four similar incidents have occurred in the past month involving Honda or Acura vehicles left in residential parking areas.
"Since the end of February, two incidents at the Mountain Club on Route 10 and two incidents at Westgate Apartments on Parsippany Road [have been reported]," the patrolman told Patch, adding that the tires apparently are a lucrative lure for thieves. "Honda [and] Acura wheels have become very popular on the black market. Honda Fit wheels also fit the Civic. Rims retail at about $400 per wheel plus the cost of tires."
Kinsey added that the wheels stolen from the vehicles were all stock parts and not after-market upgrades.
Police recommend that motorists consider using locking lug nuts and motion sensitive audible alarms to deter these types of thefts.
An investigation into this and the four previous incidents continues, said police.
Anyone with information regarding the incidents is asked to call the Parsippany Police Department at 973-263-4300.