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Want to warm up that car in the cold? Police say think again

South Georgia residents may not see conditions like these in Minnesota, but police still warn drivers to take caution if they warm up their cars. (Source: Greg Gjerdingen/Flickr/MGN) South Georgia residents may not see conditions like these in Minnesota, but police still warn drivers to take caution if they warm up their cars. (Source: Greg Gjerdingen/Flickr/MGN)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Cooler temperatures drive some people to warm up their vehicles before heading out, but police say that's not a good idea.

Albany Police warn empty cars running in a driveway are a prime target for thieves.

Drivers who choose to warm up a vehicle before driving are urged to make sure they keep an eye on it.

"We are asking if you do have to crank it up to stand somewhere where you can monitor it right inside the front door while it is warming up. If you have a lock on it, make sure you secure it," said William Henry with Albany Police.

Police also advise you not to leave your car running when making brief stops.

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