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Guelph police warn drivers after 2 running vehicles reported stolen from driveways

Guelph police are warning drivers to not leave their vehicles unlocked while they are warming up. Getty Images

While drivers may have an urge to warm up the car on a frigid morning, Guelph police are warning drivers not to leave vehicles unlocked and running.

Police said two vehicles were stolen from owners’ driveways on Friday morning within 45 minutes.

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The first happened at around 6:15 a.m. when a silver 2009 Mazda 3 was taken from a driveway on Goldenview Drive in the city’s northeast end.

Then at around 7 a.m., a 2001 Nissan Juke was stolen from a driveway on Pettitt Drive in the Grange Hill East neighbourhood.

Police said both vehicles were unlocked and the keys were in the vehicles.

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“Guelph police wish to remind you that when you leave your vehicle running or unlocked with the keys inside, you make it very easy for someone to steal your vehicle,” police said in a news release.

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“These stolen vehicles are often used in other criminal offences including, but not limited to, break and enters, thefts and drug trafficking.”

Police added they had arrested two men earlier Friday after finding drugs in a stolen GMC Sierra pickup truck on Vanier Drive.

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