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Fort Wayne Police say lock your cars when warming them up

Having a warm car in the morning could cost you your whole car. There were three cars stolen Wednesday morning.

Posted: Dec 4, 2019 6:00 PM
Updated: Dec 6, 2019 6:46 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — It's cold outside and a lot of drivers want a warm ride especially in the morning time, but police say to be careful.

"I know it's not the ideal situation to be out there in the cold to warm up your car, but if you only have one set of keys it's better to keep your car and be a little cold warming it up than to lose your car," Sgt. Sofia Rosales-Scatena with the Fort Wayne Police Department said.

Three cars were stolen Wednesday morning in Fort Wayne.

People are leaving their keys in the ignition and leaving their cars unattended and unlocked.

"Not saying it won't be stolen, but it you could easily break a window and take it if you wanted, but they are going to be less likely to do that if they have to break the window, so we're just urging people to exercise a little due caution," she explained.

The best thing you can do is not leave your car unattended.

Fort Wayne Fire Department Deputy Chief Adam O'Conner also adds it's important for drivers to keep in mind not to warm up their cars in the garage because carbon minoxide gets right into the home.

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