Luxury apartment crime in New Jersey
Earlier this week, a complex in New Jersey reported its sixth burglary of the year. The string of theft attacks began in February, and police as yet are no closer to solving the crime streak. One particularly galling incident occurred March 11 in the building parking area. A 30-year-old resident of the building discovered that his gray Honda Accord was resting on top of milk crates with all of its tires and rims missing.
Residents report a net loss of at least $41,000. And, it’s significant that all the robberies occurred when no one was at home. Besides car parts, items taken include watches, jewelry and a five-gallon water jug filled with loose change, valued at about $1,300.
Some residents of the building told reporters that under these circumstances they feel entirely unsafe at this luxury multifamily apartment complex. It’s not a surprise that they’re telling the media that they plan to move out as soon as possible. Lax theft prevention will hurt both the image and the pocketbook of this luxury apartment complex.
Residents have been informed that a “courtesy officer” will begin patrolling the property’s buildings, parking garages and clubhouse area. Knowing security guards are on-site may provide add some comfort to the residents, but security guards can’t be everywhere at all times.
This luxury apartment complex is not a client of Stealth Monitoring. Stealth proactive live video surveillance can detect and deter crime in New Jersey and other states in the U.S. for greater security while reducing security guard and other expenses. A Stealth operator could have seen unusual activity like luxury apartment crime, activated an audible warning to deter the thieves, and called the local police, as well as an on-site guard or management.