Newark Police Say Thieves Struck Neighborhood Overnight, Over A Dozen Victims

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On May 20, 2020, Newark Police were called to the Abbotsford neighborhood for a report of a theft from a vehicle. Investigating officers determined that more than a dozen vehicles were entered overnight. Most had personal property removed from within, according to police. For some vehicles, it could not immediately be determined if property was missing. There was no apparent force used to enter the vehicles and no reports of damage. It appears as if all vehicles were unlocked.

The investigation revealed that vehicles had been entered on Abbotsford Lane, Alford Court, East Galloway Court and Nethy Lane. At least one stolen credit card was fraudulently used online before the theft was even discovered by the victim. There are most likely additional victims. Additional victims can report their incident by calling (302) 366-7111.

The Newark Police encourage anyone with video related to this incident to provide it to Newark Police. See the information about our participation in the Neighbors by Ring App below. This is an easy way to share video with police.

Police strongly remind the public to lock their doors. Officials said they cannot stress the importance of ensuring that your vehicle doors are locked before you go to bed. This simple nightly routine can protect your property.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Cpl. Lee at (302) 366-7100 x. 3462 or jlee@newark.de.us. Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.

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