FRANKLIN, NJ – On 1/10/15 a burglary, theft, and extensive criminal mischief was reported to the Franklin Borough Police Department. The victim reported that several windows had been broken in and a secured garage was accessed by unknown individuals at which time they allegedly destroyed glass and damaged several antique vehicles stored on the property.
Approximately 12 original vehicle keys to classic vehicles were removed as well as a motometer for a 1925 Flint vehicle which is extremely rare. The suspects caused extensive damage to several of the vehicles. More stolen property may be forthcoming. As of know the value of the property is in excess of $30,000 and could be more as the investigation continues.
The event is believed to have occurred between Wednesday 01/07/15 and the early morning of 01/10/15.
Anyone that comes across any antique car keys or a motometer similar to the photograph attached or similar items described missing related to antique vehicles, is asked to contact or email Robert Vander Ploeg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-827-7700 extension 237 or Detective Nevin Mattessich at 973-827-7700 extension 231 or email@example.com.
If you have any information that can assist the Police Department with this investigation, please contact Detective Nevin Mattessich or Detective Robert Vander Ploeg. Anonymous information and or tips relating to the incident will be accepted.