Roseland, NJ

Roseland, NJ: In Two Weeks, Repeated Attempted Car Thefts in Same Neighborhood

Carolyne Volpe Curley / West Essex Now
Attempted car thefts in the area of Schweinberg Drive, Roseland, NJGoogle Maps

Monday, Sept. 13, 2021

Roseland Police are investigating attempted car break-ins which residents believe took place in broad daylight yesterday afternoon, Sunday, Sept. 12. This is the second time in 2 weeks that this same Schweinberg Drive neighborhood has been targeted for car theft .



  • Two males were seen touching car door handles at several houses on Schweinberg Drive at about 2:05pm in the afternoon.
  • Roseland Police responded to the incident and detectives were called for further investigation.
  • Because the car doors were locked; no entry was made into the vehicles and no items were reported stolen

Police reviewed home security footage and determined:

  • 1 male was wearing grey pants, a black hoodie and black mask.
  • 1 male was wearing black pants, a black hoodie and black mask.
  • The two males left the scene in the vehicle they arrived in; a white 4-door sedan which could possibly have been an Audi or BMW.



  • Just two weeks ago, in the same Schweinberg Drive neighborhood
  • Two males were attempting to break into cars at about 5:40pm.

Police reviewed home security footage and determined:

  • 4 black males, no other description
  • The driver was wearing a red jacket
  • The males left the scene in a grey vehicle


Alert Police

Anyone who has information regarding either incident is asked to call the Roseland Police Detective Bureau:

  • 973-226-8700


For further information:

Roseland Police Department
Richard Costello, Officer in Charge
15 Harrison Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068
“The Roseland Police Department is a community-oriented police organization comprised of commissioned officers. We provide around the clock services in the Borough of Roseland to our 5,000+ residents.”



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Founded in 2014, West Essex NOW is a hyperlocal news site covering Essex County, NJ. The site is published and edited by Carolyne Volpe Curley, a local resident. Volpe-Curley graduated from Lafayette College in 1986, with a BA in both English and Government, and a minor in Women Studies and Religion. She has been a Certified New Jersey Press Journalist since 2012.

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