Officials with the Stafford Township Police Department are warning residents that they are "experiencing a high volume of copper and theft of personal property reports in the Beach Haven West and Village Harbor area."
Many areas of Stafford,
In a prepared statement, Stafford police wrote:
"Although there is no foolproof way on preventing these selfish acts from happening, residents can follow some simple tips in order to protect your properties:
* Make every attempt to secure your home and crawl space entrance when you leave your property.
* Communicate with neighbors and let them know no one other than contractors and paid services are to be on the property. If possible, tell your neighbors the contractor’s business name.
* Record any license plates and description of any suspicious vehicles or people you encounter or observe.
* If you see someone entering or exiting the rear of homes or from a crawl space carrying equipment or copper material, call police."
For immediate response, residents are encouraged to contact the Stafford Township Police Department at 609-597-8581.
For anonymous callers and for all other criminal related information please contact 609-597-1189 x8477 (TIPS).