SURREY RCMP are reminding the public to not leave their vehicle unattended while warming them up after two back-to-back thefts in Whalley.
On December 18, just after 8 a.m., police responded to a theft of vehicle, a green Ford Explorer, that had just occurred in the 13800-block of Grosvenor Road in Whalley. The vehicle had been left to ‘warm-up’ outside of a residence and was running when it was stolen. A short time later, the Ford Explorer was abandoned in a driveway of a nearby residence on Howey Road, where a second vehicle, a white Volvo, had also been left to ‘warm-up’ and was stolen.
A short distance away, Surrey RCMP frontline officers located the Volvo and arrested a 35-year-old Surrey man. The man was held in custody to appear in court.
“While this incident saw both vehicles recovered and the arrest of a suspect, it serves as an important reminder to not leave your vehicle unattended when it is ‘warming-up’,” said Constable Richard Wright, Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer. “The theft of a running vehicle only takes a matter of seconds.”
For more tips on preventing property crime visit the Surrey RCMP Website.