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Police Urge Residents to Lock Doors, Windows

Four burglaries reported in borough in last two weeks.

The is advising residents to be vigilant after a string of burglaries were reported recently in the borough. 

Caldwell Police Chief James Bongiorno said Tuesday three residential burglaries and one commercial break-in were reported in the last two weeks.

Bongiorno said there were no alarms installed in any of the reported cases to deter burglars. He said unoccupied homes appear to be the target. All four incidents remain under investigation.

The chief advised residents to lock their doors and windows, particularly on the ground floor, when they are not home. He cautioned against leaving valuables such as jewelry in plain view. “That’s really being targeted,” he said.

Residents going on vacation are advised to notify the police who can keep an eye on their homes while they are out of town. Another good idea is to stop mail and newspaper delivery and put lights on timers.

Bongiorno said to report any suspicious activity to police by calling 973-226-2600.

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