Police warn residents of Burlington, Oakville, Milton about the risks of leaving cars idling in driveways

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Published January 13, 2022 at 10:52 am

Many car thieves are opportunists and the cold weather is providing a lot of opportunities for them.

Halton police are seeing the seasonal trend of ‘warm-up’ vehicle thefts return and are warning residents of Oakville, Milton, Burlington and Halton Hills about risk of leaving vehicles unattended and running.

Yesterday, two vehicles were stolen in Milton while left unattended in the owner’s driveway. Both vehicles were later located in Mississauga and recovered by police.

Residents and drivers are reminded to avoid leaving a running vehicle unattended with the keys inside. If possible residents should use a remote car-starter and/ or steering wheel lock to discourage this type of theft.

Anyone with information, CCTV video footage or dash cam video that may help the investigation is asked to contact Det.-Const. Brendon Antinori at 905-825-4777 ext. 2416.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stopper at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web.

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