Purses Nabbed from Cars in Pool Lot

West Caldwell Police investigating multiple car burglaries.

Several women had their purses stolen while they were parked at a West Caldwell town pool Friday afternoon. 

The burglar or burglars smashed the windows of four cars parked at the between 1:45 and 3:15 p.m., according to the West Caldwell Police.

A pocketbook was nabbed from each of the cars. The purses contained cash, credit cards, driver’s licenses and other personal items, police said.

The victims are women from West Caldwell, Roseland, Fairfield and East Hanover.

All four cars were parked in the same area of the Westville Avenue lot.  

Police said a local church group that had been handing out flyers in the lot Friday was investigated but no connection was found to the car burglaries.

The burglaries remain under investigation and police will be patrolling the lots more often while the pool is open.

West Caldwell Police Chief Michael Bramhall warned, “When leaving valuables in a car, make every attempt to conceal them."

Anyone who thinks they saw something or someone suspicious in the pool lot yesterday is asked to call the West Caldwell Police at 973-226-4114.

Bridget August 09, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Pull them over because they are "out of towners"? Are you serious? Do you know how ridiculous that sounds? Why dont you just say what you really mean?
Bridget August 09, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Bridget August 09, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Hey people instead of letting your racism scream out here, why not use an ounce of prevention and not leave valuables in plain view. And quite honestly, do you really think a BLACK man, as you put it, would be smashing windows in the middle of the day in milk toast Caldwell?
Gregory L. Mitchell August 09, 2012 at 10:26 PM
E.D.: I just felt i had address your prior comments;"They got what they deserved,serves them right"have you no heart or sympathy for someone who has been a victim?So the bags were left on the front seat-this may have been foolish,but a crime has been clearly committed.When crimes happen,in this case these crimes created direct victims-do not be so vicious,these ladies made a mistake,small at that as when they came out to return home the bags still should have been there!Secondly,"Maybe one of your neighbors or friends could have done it" Do you know how foolish and ridiculous this sounds,I know not which type of friends you associate with,however,not knowing any of the victims,I would give you odds that they do not associate with anyone that breaks into vehicles and steals the contents either.Bottom, line E.D. hope you never run into any adversity of any kind, any kind whatsoever you may find it very lonely trying to find some help or sympathy! Respectfully,Gregory L. Mitchell, West Caldwell
Bridget August 10, 2012 at 03:03 AM
It could have something to do with the other demon of society...drugs.


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