Men Admit to Stealing From 1,000 Cars in NJ - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Men Admit to Stealing From 1,000 Cars in NJ

Police have recovered stolen items and are now searching for the owners.



    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012)

    Two New Jersey men admitted to stealing from as many as 1,000 cars in Upper, Middle and Dennis Townships and Somers Point since June, according to State Police Woodbine.

    Police say Christopher Mander, 23, and Vincent Laracombe, 25, stole purses, wallets, laptops, iPods, GPS Devices and even a BB gun.

    "There were a lot of people that did feel terrorized by this. We had phone calls from people who didn't feel safe in their homes," said Detective Mark Devine.

    Mander and Laracombe would shine flashlights into cars and if they saw something they wanted, they would smash the car windows, according to Devine.

    Investigators are working to track down victims and believe many of them may have been visitors to Cape May County.

    They want anyone whose car was broken into in Cape May County to call the state police barracks at 609-861-5698.

    Mander and Laracomb are being held in the Cape May County jail on $100,000 bail.