The Winnipeg Police Service would once again like to remind motorists to be mindful when leaving their running vehicles unattended, especially during cold winter conditions. Reports of stolen vehicles have been received as a result of those vehicles being left unattended while they were warming up.
1) Vehicles left running w/key in ignition: 45
2) Keys stolen from unattended personal items (i.e. jacket/purse): 19
3) Keys left in vehicle (i.e. glove box, under seat etc.): 13
Total: 77 preventable vehicle thefts
Summary: 66% of all reported stolen vehicles during the month of February could have been prevented.
Please take every precaution to protect your property.