He’s called “the motorcycle burglar” and has been seen near burglarized homes in Wyckoff, Franklin Lakes, Oakland and Teaneck. A woman surprised him and he sped off — with her jewelry, CLIFFVIEW PILOT reports.
“Responding police officers confirmed that the home had been entered by prying open a rear window,” Wyckoff Police Chief Benjamin C. Fox told the North Jersey news site.
With many people on vacation, Fox said, residents need to keep an eye out for suspicious people or vehicles in their neighborhood — particularly between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., when nearly all of the recent break-ins have occurred.
“They should be especially attentive to a motorcycle driving slowly through their streets,” he said. If you see one, call police immediately.
You can take other steps to protect your home, all of which are based on sound fundamentals.
For one thing, burglars always take the path of least resistance. They will avoid having to take time or risk being seen. So their “work” becomes systematic.
Understanding THEIR logic helps you.
They look for soft targets — those that don’t have obvious signs of security, of course, but also those that are obscured by objects. They will then spend no more than a minute’s time trying to get in. If they can’t, they’ll move on. If they can, they’re out of the house inside of three minutes.
Three-quarters of those who do get in have broken a window, jimmied a door, or forced an entrance open. Fox and his fellow police chiefs in Bergen County say these tips work: CLICK HERE ….