Police Warn About Rash of Vehicle Warm-Up Thefts

Police want to warn the public of several vehicle warm-up thefts in Whitby during the past two months.

There has been an increase of vehicles being stolen in the Whitby area specifically in the area of Taunton Road and Baldwin Street. The vehicles are being stolen in the homeowners driveways as they are left warming up with the keys inside. Most of the thefts are taking place between 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. There is no suspect information at this time and investigators are hoping that video surveillance from homeowners could assist.

Police always suggest to keep your keys with you if your vehicle is equipped with a push start ignition, and make sure your vehicle doors are locked while its running. Another option is to install a remote start system in your vehicle, and don’t leave your vehicle unattended for long periods of time. And above all, its suggested to park your vehicle either in a private garage, or in a highly visible space.

If anyone has any information pertaining to these incidents, please contact Central West Property Crimes Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1825.

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