Hoboken Saturday Morning Surprise #2

4/25/2009:

Smash ‘N Grab

Hoboken411 reader Halley spotted this (fairly common) auto burglary scene on Newark and Garden. Seems like a GPS or other electronic device might have been the intended target.

I’ve warned people in the past about leaving GPS units in plain sight. That’s just common sense, no? Would you leave cash on your dash?

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11 Comments on "Hoboken Saturday Morning Surprise #2"

bradykp
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bradykp

This happened more than occasionally when I was in college in Pennsylvania. People knew that a lot of the vehicles were students’ and had valuables in them. I try to keep the inside of my car looking empty, so that there is nothing staring right at you to tempt you.

I’m surprised there hasn’t been a push in parts of town for more lighting and maybe some video surveillance. It’d be so satisfying to me to catch more of the criminal activity in this town.

Stpaddygirl
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I saw this car on my way to the gym Sat and thought what a way to start the day. Some people are such aholes its not only the money but the time, etc to get something like this fixed. Someone smashed the rear window of my friends SUV the day of the St. PAtricks Day parade.

KenOn10
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KenOn10

I used to LIKE surprises!

A few weeks ago someone got into our car, leaving no visible sign of forced entry. Took a $39 iPod adaptor, which was hidden (maybe he saw the cigarette lighter cap was open?)… okay. Also took all of our change, even the pennies… huh?

You just can’t be too car-proud in this town…

needpeace4ever
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needpeace4ever

Another thing I’ve noticed lately is the amount of cars getting Keyed !!!…someone keyed my friends car on the passenger side from bumper to bumper like a month ago…cost her 500 to get it fixed !!!…now every time she visits, she prefers to take the train.
and now every day, on different parts of Hobo i see cars with the same type of scratch.

Franklin
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Franklin

It comes down to people being raised not being taught wrong and right. Simple as that.

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