Hoboken residents warned to be vigilant after string of burglaries
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HOBOKEN -- The Hoboken Police Department is asking residents to take precautions in light of a rash of burglaries in residences in southwest Hoboken. According to Detective Steven Kranz, the thefts have occurred in an area bounded by Newark Street in the south, Willow Avenue in the east, Third Street in the north, and the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail tracks in the west.

The burglaries began roughly three weeks to a month ago, according to Kranz. He added that they usually occur between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. while most residents are at work.

Kranz advised people living in the affected area to be more aware of their surroundings and double-lock their doors.

An officer in the detective bureau told NJ.com that "even if they see someone looking like they are doing maintenance on the building, [residents] should contact the police, not their landlord.”

Kranz emphasized that engaging a deadbolt lock was a quick and easy way to decrease one’s likelihood of being burglarized.

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