A $1,200 laptop was stolen out of an unlocked vehicle in a Franklin Lakes resident's driveway sometime overnight Tuesday, according to borough police.
The incident marks the that thieves have taken advantage of residents' failure to properly protect their personal property.
The King Road resident told police that sometime during the overnight hours on Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning an unknown individual entered the resident's unlocked 2012 Nissan and helped himself to a laptop valued at $1,200, according to Franklin Lakes Police Lieutenant John Bakelaar.
The crook was likely long gone by the time the resident discovered that he had been victimized.
King Road is small street — just two-tenths of a mile long — tucked away between High Mountain and Summit Avenue. The road is less than a mile from Summit Avenue's connection to Route 208.
Just last week Franklin Lakes Police reported that two borough residents were the victims of thieves targeting unlocked cars.
One woman had her unlocked 2007 Toyota Highlander sometime overnight on Thursday or Friday last week, according to Bakelaar.
In a separate incident, a Colonial Road resident reported to police Sunday that someone entered her unlocked Subaru, which was parked in her driveway and made off with her purse.
The thief got away with approximately $325 worth of goods, including passports, $75 cash, keys, a credit card, driver’s license and a bank debit card.
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