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Classic Car Stolen Outside Wine Cellar, Police Say

The owner was inside for 10 minutes, he said, but the keys were left in the car.

A 1965 Ford Mustang convertible was stolen this afternoon from the parking lot of the when the driver went inside the store, police said. The keys were left in the car.

Shortly before noon, police were dispatched to the Branch Pike liquor store. The driver reported that he parked the powder blue classic car and went into the store. The keys were left in the vehicle. 

When he came out of the store, his vehicle was gone.

Anyone with information, call  at 856-829-6667 or, to remain anonymous, the at 1-800-78-CRIME.

The car has a white rag top, according to the owner of the vehicle, who contacted Cinnaminson Patch. The owner said he was in the Wine Cellar no more than 10 minutes.

The car has historic plates, NJ QQ53435. 

Police are also investigating three burglaries to motor vehicles which occurred in the Westfield Leas neighborhood sometime overnight. All of the vehicles entered were left unlocked.

Police are urging people to make sure they lock their homes, vehicles, and to never leave keys in a vehicle when parked.

Deborah Stevens July 05, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Ric for some reason I cannot hit reply on your name so I am responding here. My apologies. I get it now, took a little while but it sank in...I guess, to much of the holiday fun has clouded my brain..LOL
KCinCA July 05, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Hope they get the car back ASAP. Although it is easy to blame the owner for not being more careful, let's not forget that no one has the right to take ANYTHING that does not belong to them. I will never understand the mindset of the a-holes who think it's acceptable to take things that belong to others. If they get caught, I hope they lose EVERYTHING they own as a result.
jeff July 05, 2012 at 05:31 PM
agreed 100percent!!!! even if they werent left in sight do you not have pockets to put your keys??? geez!!!
Kim July 05, 2012 at 06:29 PM
I totally agree with you, KC. While the owner could have taken a few more precautions, NONE of this is his fault. The theives? They won't lose anything. They value nothing, so they own nothing. And the "rules" are nothing more than a huge joke to them. I guarantee they've moved on to the next target by now.
Terry K. veitenheimer July 05, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Hey. Sorry to hear about your car. My car was stolen about a month ago from the Wawa parking lot. I'm an employee there. Though in my circumstance the keys went missing about a month before. My car was found in Camden the next day. Completely wiped of any personal belongings on the inside and a nice dent on the passenger side. Given, it was a 2002 Monte Carlo.. not vintage... so someone is bound to spot it.... I'll keep an eye out and tell all my friends also. Good luck.

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