Pricey Autos Stolen From Franklin Lakes Driveway Had Keys Inside

The BMW and Land Rover stolen overnight from a High Mountain Road driveway were left unlocked with the key fobs in the vehicles.

Two high end SUVs were stolen from the driveway of a High Mountain Road resident overnight after the key fobs were left in both cars, according to Franklin Lakes Police. 

The High Mountain Road resident reported that during the overnight hours a 2012 BMW X5 and a 2011 Land Rover were entered and stolen, police said. The cars were unlocked with their key fobs left in the vehicles. 

Both the BMW and Land Rover are generally valued at approximately $50,000 each.

The garage door of the home was also entered, but the vehicle stored there had a disconnected battery and thieves let it be, according to police.

There were no signs of forced entry into the garage and cops believe that a garage door opener from one of the vehicles was used to gain entry.

Detective Jeffrey Jost and Officer Robert Smith investigated.

Last month Franklin Lakes Police arrested two men — including one from Oakland — on charges related to a pair of car burglaries committed in August.

Matthew Krzysik, 21, of Oakland, and Ryan Goodyear, 19, of Charlotte, N.C., were charged on two counts of burglary to a motor vehicle, two counts of theft and one count of identity theft.

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AML September 20, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Once again, pretty damn dumb! No sympathy at all! Perhaps insurance companies should start denying claims for "sheer stupidity."
John A. Unglert September 20, 2012 at 04:59 PM
What an IDIOT ! I mean, come on ! Guess they do not keep up with the local news reports at all. They can affored to live in FL, have these cars ( probably rented though ) and they are so dumb ? Probably a graduate with honors also.
Jim September 20, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Come on people, let's help the police a bit huh? Lock your cars and take your keys with you. This is getting ridiculous.
Linda September 20, 2012 at 06:58 PM
What did you expect would happen when you leave your cars unlocked with the keys inside. I have no sympathy at all. Come on people, wake up!
NLTITAN September 20, 2012 at 08:27 PM
This is so dumb to even answer (like I just did). Hey Patch - igore these idots! Do we really have to read about them??? That and leaving your purse or Ipad in your open car too. From now I - I'm just going to delete!!!
John A. Unglert September 20, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Nawww, we need the entertainment.... Maybe when enough people are vilified here, for being so stupid then we will see a decrease in this. Frankly, we should open up our own "World's Dummest" right here.
Ed September 21, 2012 at 06:36 PM
For that to happen, why doesn't The Patch print the name(s) of the vehicle(s) that were stolen? Now, THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT!!!!!
Ed September 21, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Make that "names of vehicle(s) owners.
Iris September 21, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Two kids wouldn't be interested in stealing a BMW and Range Rover. I don't know what a fob is, but this has to be an inside job. No one leaves keys in cars such as these. How convenient. The police should check garage owners because that's where they would be stored or hidden, plates taken off, etc., and the kids were probably paid. This happened in my own town, and we were all shocked because we all knew the owner of the garage. They should also check the owners of the cars.
Alfreddie September 24, 2012 at 01:36 AM
When people do things like this they should be made to pay for the police support they receive... It is ridiculous that we are paying tax dollars for our police to follow up on such nonsense! They might as well have put a sign on the windshield that said "take me!!" Please let's enact some laws that say there is a charge for this type of behavior.


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