Police warn thieves are targeting warming cars in Dearborn area

With these single-digit temps upon us, it's tempting to leave your vehicle unattended in the driveway while it's warming up. Thieves know this, obviously, and are out and about, especially in the Dearborn area. 

The year 2018 started off on a bad note. 

Between midnight and 3 a.m. on January 1, Dearborn Police reported five car thefts in the Eastend community. One things in common -- all the cars were left running attended. 

"Citizens are leaving their cars running and unattended. It's cold outside; it's a very dangerous move. You should never do that," says Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad. 

He says they're continuing to investigate the string of thefts and are confident the case will be closed sooner than later. 

"I can't emphasize this enough -- citizens have to play a part in this; don't leave valuables in the car."

He recommends looking into getting a remote started install in your car.