String of Work Van Burglaries in East Windsor

Five work vans were forcibly entered and items of value were stolen, police report.

The East Windsor Police Department is reporting a high number of vehicle burglaries recently. Five work vans were forcibly entered and items were stolen and one car radio was taken from an unlocked car at Towne Center Plaza.


A work van parked on Abbington Drive was forcibly entered at some point between 6:15 p.m. on Jan. 18 and 7:33 a.m. on Jan. 19, according to police. The rear door of the van was pryed open and tools were stolen. Among the items taken were two Milwaukee drills, a Dewalt impact gun, a hammer, level and tool bag. These tools are valued at approximately $650.


A work van parked on Kellington Drive was forcibly entered by breaking the door lock. The burglary happened at some point between 6 p.m. on Jan. 18 and 8:43 a.m. on Jan. 20. A 100 ft. drain snake, 75 ft. drain snake, pipe cutter, electric pipe cutter, and a bucket containing various hand tools were taken, according to police. The value of these tools is estimated at $5,600.


Three roofing guns, valued at $945, were stolen from a work van pakred on Livingston Drive at some point between 7:20 p.m. on Jan. 19 and 9 a.m. on Jan. 20. The van was entered by forcing the locks, police reported.


A Makita radio valued at $99 and a Makita drill set valued at $230 were stolen from a work van pakred on Danbury Court at some point between 8 a.m. on Dec. 23 and 3 p.m. on Jan. 10. The van's door lock was found to have been forcibly removed, police said.


A car parked at Towne Center Plaza was burglarized between noon and 6 p.m. on Jan. 21. The car stereo, valued at $150, was stolen. The car was reportedly unlocked at the time of the theft.


All of the preceding vehicle burglaries are still under investigation by the East Windsor Township Police Department. 


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