Two cars left idling by the valet service at Lu Nello Italian Restaurant in Cedar Grove were stolen around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, Cedar Grove police said.
Cedar Grove police were called to the restaurant, located at 182 Stevens Ave. in Cedar Grove, after reports the cars were taken.
“Witnesses observed a silver BMW enter the parking lot at which time two occupants exited the BMW and entered two 2012 Mercedes-Benz’s that had been left idling by the restaurant’s valet service,” officials said.
The three vehicles left the parking lot traveling east on Stevens Avenue and were later seen on Route 3 in Little Falls and then in Clifton, police reported.
“The vehicles were last observed traveling south on Route 21 towards Newark,” police said. “ The Mercedes were entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) computer as stolen and the matter was forwarded to the detective bureau for follow-up investigation.”
Cedar Grove Police continue to remind residents to report suspicious activity to the police desk at (973) 239-4100 or 9-1-1, if there is a crime in progress, after two cars were stolen from Cedar Grove driveways on Thursday, Jan. 24.