A pair of BMWs were stolen from outside a residence on Beacon Hill Drive over the weekend, Chester Township Police said.
According to Chief of Police Wayne Martini, the thefts took place in the early-morning hours on Dec. 1 and represent the third and fourth "high-end" motor vehicles stolen in Chester over the past year.
According to Martini, the Chester Township Police Department reminds residents to always secure their vehicles and immediately report any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.
Martini also said anyone with information regarding these thefts to contact Cpl. Anthony DaCunza or Det. Brian Gill at 908-879-5514 Ext. 833/832.
Martini also urged residents to review anti-theft tips from the Chester Township PD.
- While away from home, lock all doors and windows. Do not leave any keys hiding near the residence. The best deterrent is to have motion activated lighting, an alarm system and if possible, a camera system installed on the premises.
- Do not announce on social media sites that you are going on vacation or intend to be away.
- Keep your valuables somewhere other than in the master bedroom. Many burglaries involve the quick ransacking of just the master bedroom due to the fact that most people keep their valuables there. A heavy safe located somewhere other than in the master bedroom is a good option.
- Lock up your vehicles while parked at the residence, both outdoors as well as in the garage. Do not leave keys in or near the parked vehicles. Be sure to remove all personal belongings and electronics (phones, purses, laptops, garage door openers, etc.) from parked vehicles.
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times. If you suspect that you are being followed, go to the nearest police station or to a brightly lit/ populated area and call 911.
- Be observant of any suspicious activity in your neighborhood including vehicles or people that you are unfamiliar with. A good physical description of the suspicious person(s) and or a license plate for a vehicle is very helpful.