An increase in stolen cars is leading police to warning against leaving a car running to warm up.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Police have a warning for residents: do not leave your car running if you’re not in it.

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According to police, many of the 50 cars that have been reported stolen in the last month had been left running without the owner in the car.

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Nine cars were stolen outside of restaurants or gas stations and on one street alone, four delivery drivers had their cars stolen.

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Seven other cars were stolen when their owners left them running to warm up.