RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Police in Richmond Heights are warning residents not to leave their vehicles unattended while warming them up in the morning.
The department said there have been a rash of morning car thefts involving vehicles left unattended while idling.
Police ask everyone to remain vigilant and avoid “this crime opportunity.”
Officers are urging people to make sure their cars are locked while they are idling but warn this may not stop someone from breaking the front door or window to steal to running vehicle.