Vehicle thefts are being attempted again in Rumson; and, police are vehemently pleading with people to lock their cars and “remove our key fobs every time we park our vehicles without exception!”
“This is the only way these criminals will stop,” they said in a released statement on Sunday after the alleged vehicle thieves were spotted in the act and on the move from the scene.
Sunday afternoon, at about 2:30 p.m., Rumson police said car thieves attempted to steal two vehicles (approximately five to 10 minutes apart) on Circle Drive and Fair Haven Road.
They added these details about the attempted thefts …
The thieves were described as black males wearing black hooded sweatshirts. They fled the area in a dark colored SUV, later described as a navy blue BMW X-5, similar to the one pictured (above).
In both cases, the homeowners saw the thieves trying to steal their vehicle, which caused these subjects to flee the area.
Patrols from Rumson and surrounding towns were immediately in the area. The get-a-way vehicle was last seen traveling at a high rate of speed on River Road in Fair Haven heading toward Red Bank.
Pursuit of vehicles involved in auto theft is strictly prohibited by the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General’s Pursuit Policy.