Police chief reports spate of car burglaries

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BRADLEY BEACH — Police Chief Leonard Guida is alerting Bradley Beach residents to a spike in thefts from parked vehicles. “Unlocked vehicles are being entered,” he said. Speaking at the borough council meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 8, Chief Guida called the spate of thefts a regional issue “also affecting neighboring towns and not limited to Bradley Beach.” “Individuals are walking down the street … and just trying doors,” the chief said. “When they find an open door, they enter, and they look through the car and ransack the car and take anything they think is valuable. It would help us a whole lot if we simply just lock our cars and other valuables.” “This particular spike lasted about 10 days,” said Chief Guida. He also said the department has increased patrols. The chief urged members of the public to speak out immediately if they witness such incidents, adding, “If you see something, say something.”

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Jennifer Ortiz
Jennifer Ortiz is a Reporter at The Coast Star. She can be reached at jortiz@thecoaststar.com or at 732-223-0076, ext 23.