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Fresno’s Top Cop Offers No. 1 Tip to Stop Car Thieves



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Believe it or not, there still are people who leave the keys in the ignition of their car or truck.

It might be because they’re going back to the house for a cup of coffee or to grab something they need for work.

Or, with fall’s cooler temperatures, they’re warming up the car.

Whatever the reason, the outcome is often this: a stolen vehicle and all the ensuing headaches.

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Wednesday that keys were left in the ignition of 26 of the 175 vehicles stolen over the past four weeks.

Watch the video above.