Cars Stolen From Auto Dealerships Just Hours Apart

Both vehicles were left unattended, keys in the ignitions, according to Lawrence Township police.

Lawrence Township police are investigating similarities between the thefts of cars from two Lawrence Township auto dealerships just hours apart on Monday, Dec. 31.

The first theft took place at the Lawrence Lexus dealership in the 2600 block of Brunswick Pike (Route 1) and involved a customer’s vehicle, a 2009 Lexus, that had been dropped off for service, said township police spokesman Lt. Mark Ubry.

The car, which was due to be washed, was stolen shortly before 10 a.m. after an employee left it unattended with the key in the ignition, he said.

The other vehicle, a new 2013 Acura, was stolen between 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. from the Precision Acura dealership in the 3000 block of Brunswick Pike (Route 1), Ubry said.

The vehicle, which had just been sold and was set to be “detailed” prior to being turned over to its new owner, was also left unattended, with the key in the ignition, by an employee.

Detective James Smith is leading the investigation and anyone with information about the thefts is asked to call him at (609) 896-1111.



meteorman January 03, 2013 at 12:44 PM
Leaving the key in the ignition voids your theft insurance. Didn't they know that?
Therapist January 03, 2013 at 03:31 PM
So many different insurances how do you know ?
Sanriobaby January 03, 2013 at 08:31 PM
It's like thieves know, hang around Lawerenceville long enough and there's bound to be a car left unattended with a key, and unlocked window/door to a house or shed, or a car left unlocked at QB mall just calling out to be taken. People really need to stop making it so damn easy for thieves to come along and just take thier stuff. STOP LEAVING CARS W/THE KEYS IN THE IGNITION UNATTENDED!!!!!!!!


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