I’ve heard of a couple of recent break-ins around Hoboken as of late. Seems like these petty thieves like to take smaller items they can easily stow away.
Here’s what one reader said earlier this week:
“My apt on 200 Grand Street was broken in to this week while I was at work (between 7:30am -6pm). The main door to the building was unlocked (it’s normally locked) and they broke down the second entrance door to my apt that is locked by a dead bolt. Items were taken included 2 watches, a dewalt cordless drill, sunglasses, and a sandisk mp3. From what I hear, there have been several break-ins in hoboken during the day and the thieves are taking small items they can easily put into a backpack like mp3, ipods, laptops, and jewelry.”
If anything, you may want to keep your more expensive items in a not-so-plainly-visible location.. like in a drawer or up on a shelf somewhere.. At least make it harder for someone to pilfer.