Warm Up Auto Thefts: These are auto thefts when the victim has left the vehicle running and unattended, usually with the keys inside the vehicle. These can happen anytime, anywhere! The APD Crime Analysis Unit reports that city-wide there were 22 ‘warm up’ auto thefts in November and 4 in December as of December 3rd. The Foothills Area Command had 1 warm-up auto theft reported yesterday. These crimes take literally seconds to commit and the plumes of exhaust in the pre-dawn hours while cars are idling are like a neon sign to criminals looking for easy targets. Remember, this is a 100% preventable crime – do not assume it won’t happen to you, it won’t happen in your neighborhood or you will only be a minute dashing inside and it won’t happen to you. Practice your crime prevention skills and never leave a vehicle running and unattended.
Property Crimes Reported in the Foothills Area Command:
1 Armed Robbery/Commercial: 11000-block of Montgomery Blvd NE.
1 Warm-Up Auto Theft: 10900-block of Woodland Ave NE.
4 Stolen Vehicles: 13100-block of Fruit Ave NE,1000 block of San Jacinto Ave NE, 900 block of Chelwood Park Blvd NE, 12000 block of Elyse Pl SE.
3 Residential Burglaries: 200 block of Figueroa, 1100 block of Monte Largo Dr NE, 700 block of Jewel Pl NE.
2 Auto Burglaries: 12100 block of Key West Dr NE, 4800 block of Skyline Ridge Ct NE. Entries: 1 unlocked vehicle, 1 broken window to make entry. Items stolen: Parking placard, pair of shoes, and wallet.
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