The Montgomery Police Department is advising motorists in the city to never leave their vehicles running and unattended. Police say they have seen a recent increase in motor vehicle thefts.
They caution motorists that would-be thieves are on the lookout for vehicles left running and unattended, especially during cold weather and in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic.
For owners attempting to warm their vehicles before driving, MPD recommends that the vehicle not be left unattended. Officers encourage residents to be aware of their surroundings and advise owners to check their vehicle manual for safety protocols and available anti-theft devices.