Multiple Cars Stolen, Attempted Home Entry in Toms River

By Matis Glenn

A gang of men allegedly stole two cars, failed to steal another, and attempted to enter a home Thursday morning in Toms River, New Jersey, according to community activists.

Surveillance footage shows two suspects – though the group consisted of at least four – attempting to open the front and back doors of a home in the Tallymawr neighborhood of Toms River at around 5:00 a.m.

Booky Kaluszyner, a community activist, tells Hamodia that the same group are responsible for two car thefts in the area Thursday morning.

Kaluszyner says that car thefts are on the rise in the area, and the thieves know just what to look for.

“These thieves look for high-end vehicles which have mirrors that close when the car is locked,” Kaluszyner told Hamodia. “If the mirror is open, it’s a signal for them to enter and steal it, as often the keys are left in the car.”

The thieves are likely connected to an organized crime syndicate based in Newark, where Kaluszyner says the cars are brought and shipped out by thieves on the black market. “The FBI, Homeland Security and police are aware of the situation and are investigating,” Kaluszyner said. The thieves themselves are reportedly on the lowest rung of the organization, receiving only around $200 for their efforts.

Successful home entries by the criminals in this syndicate are rare, Kaluszyner said, occurring only a handful of times in a year.

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