A Boyden Avenue resident's car
was stolen Wednesday afternoon while the owner was shoveling snow right in front of the house, Maplewood Police said.
The resident was shoveling the driveway
outside of his home on Boyden Avenue when someone jumped into the gray 2007 Acura MDX and drove away just after noon on Wednesday, police said.
“The vehicle was running and
unattended while they were shoveling snow,” Maplewood Police
Capt. Michael Marucci said.
The car's owner did not get a good look at the thief and could not provide a description, but the police
report was not yet completed Wednesday afternoon, Marucci said.
“We do not recommend leaving vehicles unattended,” Marucci said. “A lot of people do that now because of the cold weather. If possible, residents should lock the car and use another key to gain entry.”