There have been multiple reports of smash and grab vehicle burglaries in Gibbsboro and surrounding areas.
While there’s no way to 100% deter these kinds of thieves, there are some common-sense steps you can take to make your vehicle a much less appealing target. Above all, thieves look for opportunities. Make them “work” for their pilfered prizes, and they’ll most likely just forget it and move on to an easier target.
Smash-and-grab thieves typically aren’t criminal masterminds who craft clever schemes to swipe your stuff. Most are casual opportunists. They see something they like, so they break in and take it. So before you get out of your car, make sure your valuables are out of sight. Never leave these things lying out on your seats, dashboard or floor:
Purse or wallet
Laptop (or its bag)
A briefcase or backpack
An MP3 player or other small electronics
CDs if you still use them
Cash – yes, even loose change/coins
Your keys – it actually happens!
All residents are urged to follow these simple preventative measures at all times. If you see something suspicious please call 911. Working together we can make a difference.
Gibbsboro Police Department
5 Foster Ave
Gibbsboro, NJ 08026