Car thieves target Newark-Liberty Airport - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Car thieves target Newark-Liberty Airport

Posted: Updated:
MYFOXNY.COM -

A group of thieves is reportedly targeting the vehicles of people at the arrival and departure areas of Newark-Liberty International Airport when they get out of their cars to greet passengers or help them with their luggage.

The thieves apparently have a taste for luxury vehicles.

The robbers struck twice in one day earlier this month, the NY Post reported on Monday.  There have been approximately a dozen recent robberies.

A man from Harrison, N.J. was picking up his wife at Terminal C on Oct. 10 when their 2011 Range Rover was stolen.  Earlier in that same day a man made off with a retired NYPD officer's SUV.

In both incidents, the drivers had left the keys in the ignition.  The robber simply jumped into the driver's seat of the vehicle and sped away.

Police are investigating whether the thieves are quickly driving the cars to the nearby container terminal to ship the cars overseas.

  • New Jersey NewsNew Jersey NewsMore>>

  • Crash in Lincoln Tunnel causes major delays

    Crash in Lincoln Tunnel causes major delays

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-09-02 19:06:51 GMT
    One of the tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel was closed for nearly four hours after a chain-reaction accident involving a New York-bound jitney bus and two other vehicles. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Steve Coleman says three people were reported injured in the accident in the center tube at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
    One of the tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel was closed for nearly four hours after a chain-reaction accident involving a New York-bound jitney bus and two other vehicles. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Steve Coleman says three people were reported injured in the accident in the center tube at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

  • $1M Powerball ticket sold in NJ set to expire

    $1M Powerball ticket sold in NJ set to expire

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:23:45 GMT
    State lottery officials say a Powerball ticket worth $1 million that was sold at a northern New Jersey convenience store last year will soon expire.
    State lottery officials say a Powerball ticket worth $1 million that was sold at a northern New Jersey convenience store last year will soon expire.
  • Princeton worker told to choose medical pot or job

    Princeton worker told to choose medical pot or job

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:19:48 GMT
    A Princeton University employee says he has been told to choose between medical marijuana and his job.
    A Princeton University employee says he has been told to choose between medical marijuana and his job.
Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices