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Auto Shop Burglarized for a Second Time

This marks the third burglary of a Franklin Avenue business in the last week.

 

A business on Franklin Avenue was burglarized for a second time in less than a week early Wednesday morning, according to police. 

Sebastian Auto, at 62 Franklin Ave., was burglarized at 2:58 a.m. on Wednesday when someone entered the business through a rear window. An alarm at the auto shop was set off.

Nothing was found to be missing from the auto shop. 

Another burglary was reported at the auto shop last week. The alarm was triggered on Friday, but police did not initially respond because the owner believed it was a false alarm. 

When the shop was opened on Friday morning, however, keys and a car were found to be missing.

Someone entered through the same rear window on Friday and stole 23 sets of keys. Many of the keys were later found on the lawn of the shop. A car was also stolen, and was later found abandoned on Allan Street due to transmission problems. 

Police do have a description of a suspect from Friday's burglary. 

Investigation is still on going in both burglaries, according to West Orange Police Capt. John Buoye. He also said it is too soon to determine whether the two burglaries are related. 

Ken August 09, 2012 at 11:32 AM
"A car was also stolen, and was later found abandoned on Allan Street due to transmission problems." Hey, not to help you out, bad guys, but stealing cars from a repair shop is SORT OF STUPID. They're there because SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THEM. Just saying.
Kathryn August 09, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Ken - you took the words right out of my mouth! lol. hysterical.
Alan Sanders August 09, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Ken, I was going to post same thing but probably not as entertainingly as you!
Debbie Salinardi August 09, 2012 at 01:28 PM
It's Franklin Avenue!
Mike D'Onofrio (Editor) August 09, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Thanks, Debbie! I made the change.
Tom G. August 09, 2012 at 04:10 PM
I wonder what prompted the owner to think the first alarm last week was a false alarm. I guess he learned his lesson too!
Danielle Lewis August 09, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Ken I agree. You have to be an idiot to steal a car from a repair shop! But what is going on in our town?! Every other day there's a burglary at a business or house. There was a homicide at Misty's and the Exxon on the corner of Mt. Pleasant and PVW was robbed at gun point a few weeks ago. We need to catch these people fast!
Alan Sanders August 09, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Guns don't kill people, people do :-). Yeah sure!
Issac Sebastian Brizuela August 10, 2012 at 08:19 PM
ISAAC SEBASTIAN BRIZUELA THANKS TO THE POLICE THAT ARE TRYING TO DO SOMETHINNG TO HELP US.BUT UNFORTUNETLY SECOND TIME THE SHOP WAS BULGLARED CAUSE WHO EVER GOT IN FIRST TIME KNOWS HOW TO GET IN.THE SUSPECT IS A YOUNG SKYNI WAY KID AROUND 14 YEARS OLD.POLICE KNOWS WHO IS IT BUT THEY CAN'T ARRESTING HIM CAUSE THERE IS NO LAW TO UNDER 21. IT LOOKS LIKE OUR NEIBORGOOD IS GETTING WORSE AND IS HARD TO STOP IT.
Steven Serebrenik August 11, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Pardon... Are you saying people don't kill people?

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