Surrey RCMP warn of thefts of vehicles left to warm up outside residences

Surrey RCMP warn of thefts of vehicles left to warm up outside residences


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A Surrey RCMP vehicle.


Jason Payne / PNG

Surrey RCMP is reminding the public to not leave their vehicle unattended while warming them up following two back-to-back thefts in Whalley.

On Wednesday morning, police responded to a report of a theft of vehicle, a green Ford Explorer, that had just occurred in the 13800-block of Grosvenor Road in Whalley. The vehicle had been left to warm up outside of a residence when it was stolen. A short time later, the vehicle was abandoned in a driveway of a nearby residence on Howey Road, where a second vehicle, a white Volvo, had also been left to warm up and was stolen.

A short distance away, police located the Volvo and arrested a 35-year-old Surrey man, who was taken into custody.

“While this incident saw both vehicles recovered and the arrest of a suspect, it serves as an important reminder to not leave your vehicle unattended when it is warming up,” said Const. Richard Wright. “The theft of a running vehicle only takes a matter of seconds.”

For more information, visit the Surrey RCMP website.

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