A 24-inch statue of Jesus Christ stored in a garage was broken as a thief was going about lifting a mounted GPS device from a vehicle parked inside the structure.
reported that the homeowner's son was installing the $200 Magellan GPS unit on his 81-year-old mother's car on Sunday, August 26, while moving items out and about the garage area.
The son told police that he didn't recall anyone suspicious in the area, but that the across the street was letting out as he was going about installing the GPS in the car.
The home is located on Sherman Street in the Sewaren section of Woodbridge.
Police said that the thief had entered the side door of the unlocked garage and used his own tools to unscrew the device from the ashtray area. In his attempts, the thief knocked over a statue of Jesus stored in the garage and broke it.
The burglary happened sometime between 8 pm on Monday night, when the mother remembered seeing the garage's side door closed, and 6 am Tuesday morning, when the son was leaving for work, saw the door to the car partially ajar, and noticed the GPS was missing.
The pieces of the Jesus statue were found near the vehicle. There was no monetary value ascribed to the statue in the police report.