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Landscaper's Pickup Truck Stolen on Clifton Ave.

The Ford F-350 was stolen while the owner shoveled snow nearby, police said.

A landscaper’s pick-up truck was stolen while its owner was shoveling snow last week on Clinton Avenue in Montclair, according to township police.

Montclair cops responded to the 100 block of Clinton Avenue last Wednesday just after noon following the report of a motor vehicle theft. 

The vehicle’s owner informed cops that he had parked his black Ford F-350 on the street at 12:05 p.m. and left the vehicle off but unlocked with the keys inside, according to Montclair police.

The landscaper was nearby shoveling snow in a rear yard and when he returned to the vehicle approximately 12 minutes later the truck was gone.

Anyone with information regarding the theft can call Detective Ricky Singleton at 973-509-4722.

bigshot February 12, 2014 at 01:55 PM
What a dummy for leaving keys inside and unlocked , the cops should not even report it , what do u expect esp in this town
Cynthia Newlin February 12, 2014 at 09:17 PM
And for 12 whole minutes. I guess if I leave my window open and someone comes in and steals from my home, it's not their fault, but mine?
bigshot February 13, 2014 at 07:57 AM
This is not the 40s anymore we can't leave things open anymore. I am sure it was longer than 12 min, did he have a stopwatch
jfc February 15, 2014 at 04:12 PM
Dummy.

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