Car thieves strike SIX times as owners leave cars to thaw out

Car thieves strike SIX times as owners leave cars to thaw out

By Phil Turner | 16/01/2012 0 comments

Car thieves strike SIX times as owners leave cars to thaw out

MOTORISTS are being urged not to leave vehicles unattended with the engine running after six vehicles were stolen in South Yorkshire during today's frosty weather.

The vehicles, including one in Station Road, Bolton-upon-Dearne, were stolen while left unsupervised as drivers were warming them up in the cold weather before starting their journey. 

Inspector Craig Clifton from South Yorkshire Police’s roads policing group said: “It may be tempting to leave your vehicle unattended allowing it to defrost before starting your journey, but this makes the car vulnerable to being stolen, particularly with exhaust fumes coming from standing vehicles making these vehicles more identifiable.

“You don’t only run the risk of your vehicle being stolen but you may also lose the right to make an insurance claim because leaving the keys in the ignition could invalidate your insurance.”

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