Oct 30, 2013 7:54 PM by Alyse Rzemek

Car thefts go up as temperatures go down

Pueblo police are asking the community to help reduce the number of car thefts this winter season.  So far this year, the city of Pueblo has experienced 429 Auto Thefts. Just for the month of October, the Pueblo Police Department handled 38 auto thefts. Approximately 5% of those have been from people leaving their running cars unattended, so Pueblo police are asking the community to protect themselves from car theft.

They do not expect the numbers to go down because as the temperatures drop, the number of people who leave their cars running, goes up. Pueblo police say, historically, the rate of these types of thefts increase from October through February. They suggest, not to leaving your vehicle unattended when you are warming it up in the mornings. Lock your car doors whenever possible (use your remote or purchase an extra key) and watch your vehicle closely.



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