VIDEO: Lock It or Lose It

Posted On Sunday December 23, 2018

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As the temperatures drop south of zero there is nothing better than getting into a warm car. Many people choose to turn on their car in the driveway and then head back inside for a few minutes.

Unfortunately criminals on our streets are on the lookout for cars being warmed up.

The time it takes to steal a car? “A criminal needs less than six seconds to steal your car,” advises Constable Courtney Carver-Smith of Crime Prevention. “Stolen vehicles are frequently used in other crimes, crimes quite often involving drugs and violence, often leading to injuries and death.”

The truth is that newer model cars require less than thirty seconds to warm up on cold days. If you do decide to warm up the car, never leave your vehicle unattended while it’s running. If you do have to go inside it’s best to pocket the key FOB and lock the doors.

Watch this video to learn more about warm up thefts.

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