Mpls. police issue warning after 3 running cars stolen

12:14 AM, Jan 31, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - During the past week, three running cars were stolen from a northeast Minneapolis neighborhood.

The auto thefts have prompted a warning from the Minneapolis Police Department.

Police say in addition to making it easier for a thief to steal a car, if a car is left running with the keys in the ignition it is in violation of a city ordinance.

If you're car is reported stolen and the keys are in it, the owner of the car could also receive a ticket, police warned.

  • Police advise to call 911 if you see a suspicious person in a neighborhood.
  • Don't leave your car running and unattended
  • Be aware of unauthorized tow trucks in the area
  • Meet your neighbors and watch out for the neighborhood

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