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Police Caution People To Not Leave Their Cars Running And Unattended

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 YAKIMA, WA.- Wednesday night through Thursday morning seven cars were reported stolen in a 12-block radius in Yakima.

Police tell us that's an unusually high number of vehicle thefts, but police were able to recover all of the cars a short time later.

The suspects were driving the vehicles a short distance, stealing items from the cars, then leaving them a few streets away.

“This is a problem we have in this state and that is cars getting stolen. Part of the problem is that penalties sometimes aren't strict enough and people think they can get away with it,” Mike Bastinelli with YPD told KNDO.

    
Police say they are still having an issue with cars being stolen because people are leaving them running and unattended, to warm them up.


They told us this is an issue in Yakima and the Tri-Cities.     

At this time police do not have anyone in custody regarding the stolen vehicles.

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