Burglars Hit Lester Glenn Auto Dealerships

Incident occurred on Sunday night, police chief says

Toms River Police are investigating the recent burglary of the Lester Glenn Buick/GMC and Lester Glenn auto dealerships on Route 37, Police Chief Michael G. Mastronardy said.

Police have determined that the suspect or suspects gained entry by smashing a front window at Lester Glenn Buick then prying open a safe after 9 p.m. on Sunday night, the chief said.

Approximately $900 was discovered missing, Mastronardy said.

Officers Graham Borg and Chris McDowell, along with officers from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department are investigating, he said.

RCL67 September 24, 2012 at 09:27 PM
What in the world is going on with Toms River? It seems every day it's in the paper for robberies. Such a shame
suz September 24, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Unfortunately these are desperate times for the people without morals. This, if I remember correctly, happens during any economic decline. Yes, scares me since I have only lived here for a few years and I thought it was a safe place to retire. Boy, was I wrong! I hope the election in November changes the economy for the better! Lets hope....
Mac September 25, 2012 at 12:18 AM
What is it with the car dealerships in this area? Four robberies in Manahawkin and now one in Toms River within a month. Multi-million dollar inventories unprotected by alarms, cameras, or any other form of realistic security. A front window smashed with time to ply open a safe. Why did they bother to lock the doors at night? Don’t financial institutions and their insurance companies care about loss or damage to the fleets of automobiles sitting unprotected day after day? Irresponsible business owners threaten the safety of the neighborhood by luring criminals to easy pickings and, as such, undermine the ability of law enforcement to protect the neighborhood. Shame on them.
gia catalda September 25, 2012 at 12:57 AM
i retired in toms river 3 yrs. ago and i am very nervous here.
So Much to Say September 25, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Lester Glenn are a bunch of crooks.....No sympathy here.
Ken September 25, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Wow you would think with a front window smashed some type of alarm would have gone off and they would have never had time to open a safe. Guess the dealership doesn't care they will just pass their losses on to the customers.
LMHS4evr September 25, 2012 at 03:57 AM
honda in toms river was robbed a few weeks ago...they don't really have alarms on the places...it's a shame...
LMHS4evr September 25, 2012 at 03:59 AM
hopefully they catch whoever is doing this
fordagang September 25, 2012 at 05:00 AM
Honda of Toms river was also hit a couple of weeks ago on a saturday night.
fordagang September 25, 2012 at 05:18 AM
there is more then one dealership that was hit. Honda of toms river was hit twice in the past year.
mrbowlingalley September 25, 2012 at 06:40 AM
Calling BS on this one. PRY open a safe? Never saw a safe you could PRY open. That is why they are called 'safes'.
Sydney September 25, 2012 at 12:57 PM
I can't believe these dealerships don't have any kind of alarm systems. Shame on them.
Martin September 25, 2012 at 09:02 PM
It was an optional extra that they couldn't get the manager to throw in with the deal.
Terry Mark Lawlor September 27, 2012 at 11:25 AM
When I worked at Cumberland Farms on Fisher blvd back in 1988, someone smashed the front door and stole the FLOOR SAFE. Crime isn't new in TR or anywhere else and it will always be present to some degree regardless of who's in office or how many law enforcement officials are out there.
mjmjr December 22, 2012 at 04:25 PM


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