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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