Reader Mail: Car break-ins
Here’s an interesting viewpoint from 411 reader Dan, who sent this in a few days ago. He notices that things can actually get done in Hoboken!
Around 3 last night a resident in the area of 8th and Garden called police reporting 2 males trying to break into a vehicle. When the police responded, they found an SUV with a broken front window.
Based on the description by the witness, police located several young men a few blocks away in the Willow Terrace area. One was found to be carrying a GPS device holder taken from the vehicle, and another was found with the GPS receiver itself.
The “yoofs” were identified by the witness as the same ones she saw breaking in to the vehicle, and arrests were made.
2 lessons here:
- never leave your GPS receiver mounted on your dash overnight. These things are VERY resellable of the street, and kids will often doa smash-and-grab for them.
- calling the police does work if you see something going on. The more precise descriptions you can give of their physical appearance, the better chance they will have to be caught. In this case, the witness gave very specific descriptions, and this made all the difference.
This is one that ended as well as it could have…