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Cold weather crime spree: 10 cars stolen in one day

Cincinnati police are warning drivers that a cold car is better than no car.

On Tuesday, 10 people reported that their cars were stolen while their keys were in the ignition. Of those cases, only two cars have been recovered.

“Quite a rash of those, and we just want to get the word out to the public. I know you want to keep your car warm. Please resist the temptation to do that because, really, you’re just setting yourself up to be a victim of a crime,” Lt. Steve Saunders said.

It’s a crime of opportunity, and crooks are looking for puffs of warm exhaust.

One woman left her car running in Western Hills, and within seconds of her getting out, a man hopped in the driver’s seat and took off. The woman’s 7-year-old grandson was inside the car.

He was not injured and the suspect dropped off

Read more at: http://www.wlwt.com/article/cold-weather-crime-spree-10-cars-stolen-in-one-day/14584892