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BPD:Cars warming up are easy targets for thieves

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Posted at 12:28 PM, Jan 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-26 15:44:02-05

Boise Police officers are looking for any information that could lead them to suspects after two different car thefts occurred on Tuesday morning.

In both cases, the vehicles were left running outside of a residence to warm up.

The first vehicle was reported stolen from in front of an apartment complex near the intersection of South Phillippi Street and West Cassia Street around 7 a.m.

The vehicle has been described as a Pontiac Grand Am with tinted windows that was unlocked while the owner was inside waiting for the vehicle to warm up.

The second vehicle theft was reported only minutes later near Kirkwood Drive and South Raymond Street at 7:04 a.m. 

The vehicle has been described as a 1994 teal Saturn Fl2. That vehicle was also unattended while warming up.

Police do not think the thefts are related.

Call Crime Stoppers:  If you have any information regarding these crimes, please contact Crime Stoppers by following the information listed below.

1-Leave a web tip at 343COPS.Com

2-Use BPD's new FREE app, P3! You can get the app on ITunes or in the Google Play Store by typing “P3 tips” in the search bar.

3-Call 208-343-COPS(2677)

You can remain anonymous and you can earn a reward of up to $1000.00 if your tip leads to a felony arrest.

Officers want to remind you to never leave your vehicle unlocked and unattended, even if only for a few moments. Officers suggest using a remote start to warm your vehicle in the morning, or have a second key to allow you to lock your vehicle while it warms up