Brick police are urging residents to be extra vigilant following a rash of incidents in which items have been taken from vehicles.
“We have noticed a slight increase in thefts from vehicles recently,” said Sgt. Neal Pedersen.
Pedersen said the bulk of the incidents have been “crimes of opportunity” where thieves took items from vehicles that were left unlocked. The department has advised all residents to lock their vehicles, remove or hide any items of value and remember to take car keys after leaving the vehicle. Residents who see suspicious activity should call police.