There have been a rash of motor vehicle burglaries in the eastern section off Hamilton Township according to police.

The residential areas adjacent to the Hamilton Mall have seen a increase of burglary break-ins. Since Dec. 14, there have been 14 overnight motor vehicle burglaries to unlocked vehicles.

Hamilton Township police are asking you to:

Lock all vehicle doors even if your parked in your driveway.

Don't leave valuables in your car – especially in  plain sight.

Report any suspicious activity to the police immediately.

Police are urging residents to sign up for the Nixle system for alerts. You can access the Township of Hamilton Emergency and Community Notification System at or by entering the zip code 08330 on your computer or from your cell phone by texting 888777 using keyword NJHTPD.  The service is free.