Motor Vehicle Thefts Branchburg Police seeking witnesses in motor vehicle theft

News Release from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office

BRANCHBURG Township, N.J. – Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor announced an investigation into a motor vehicle theft that occurred in Branchburg Township, New Jersey. 

Prosecutor Robertson stated during the early morning hours on Tuesday November 5th a 2013 Black Dodge Charger was stolen in the area of Mathers Lane in Branchburg Township. This is the fourth stolen vehicle in the past week in addition to several motor vehicle burglaries in the area. Neighboring townships of Readington, Bridgewater and Hillsborough have also had several stolen motor vehicle and a stolen motorcycle.

The motor vehicles that were burglarized were unlocked and all the vehicle that have been stolen had the keys or key fob left inside the vehicle. The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office and Branchburg Police Department want to remind all citizens to not leave keys or key fob in vehicles and make sure to lock vehicle even if it is in the driveway.

Prosecutor Robertson and Chief Fodor request anyone with information relating to this theft to contact the Branchburg Police Department at (908) 526-3830 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential. 

NoteThe above information is based on a preliminary and on-going investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed.