Don't let your car get brrrrrr-oken into by leaving it running to heat up, warn RCMP
2 vehicles in Surrey stolen after being left with engine running
Police are warning drivers not to leave their vehicles unattended with the engines running after two vehicles were stolen back-to-back in Surrey this week.
The alleged thief made off with the first vehicle, a green Ford Explorer, just after 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Police say it had been left running outside a home to warm up.
The SUV was found abandoned a short time later at a nearby home, where a second vehicle — a white Volvo that had also been left with the engine running — was then made off with.
"The theft of a running vehicle only takes a matter of seconds," Surrey RCMP Const. Richard Wright said in a statement.
"[This incident] serves as an important reminder to not leave your vehicle unattended when it is 'warming-up.'"
Police arrested a 35-year-old man who is being held in custody until he appears in court.