Thieves in Minneapolis snatch vehicles with engines running

  • Article by: Paul Walsh , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 19, 2013 - 8:47 PM

Southeast quarter of Minneapolis hit particularly hard.

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joezahner25Dec. 19, 13 3:08 PM

So is it also illegal if the car is locked?

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briobariDec. 19, 13 3:10 PM

Now if the report could narrow down the specific part of the 3rd Pct. where this is occurring, it might better reflect on how serious a problem this has become. It has to be fairly localized from my experience, although it could be a larger area. Plenty of scary areas in the 3rd. I've lived there virtually my whole life..lots of changes.

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stutuckerDec. 19, 13 3:25 PM

My new car started remotely is essentially dead until the key is put into the ignition. The dash won't come up or the gear won't engage until it has the key. I expect thieves would know that if they are good at what they do and move on to the next vehicle. But maybe not. LOL

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MKS0608Dec. 19, 13 3:43 PM

Does this go against people with automatic car starters? I mean isn't that what car starters are for ?

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ghutchDec. 19, 13 4:17 PM

Nissan Leaf owners already know this...These cars can be remotely warmed up via smartphone interface while the car remains snugly ensconced in the garage (no emissions) The car cannot be unlocked or moved without the proximity key carried by the driver. Good security no gas needed.

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yourwelcomeDec. 19, 13 6:21 PM

Would it be possible to get a description of the suspects if any? Or is simply asking worthy of getting deleted again?

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essmo2Dec. 19, 13 8:03 PM

A smart thief would not even think about stealing a Leaf for multiple reasons

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