An unknown number of suspects entered a vehicle parked in the driveway of a home on Rockport Road on Sunday, July 26 around 1:40 a.m., township police said in a release.
While trying to leave the area, the thieves crashed the car into a tree then got in another vehicle and took off eastbound on Route 46 through Hackettstown and Mount Olive, police said.
A Mount Bethel Road resident said their vehicle had been entered on the same night; however, nothing was reported stolen.
Anyone with information, surveillance footage or other evidence that could assist with this investigation is asked to contact the detective bureau at 908-689-6222 or 908-852-0003.
Meanwhile, police remind residents to keep vehicles locked when parked.
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