Cars stolen within minutes

Times-Herald Newspapers

HEIGHTS – Police are looking for suspects who stole two cars about 8 a.m. Jan. 4 from driveways in the area of Dartmouth and Pelham streets.

Dearborn Heights Police Cpl. Mark Parinello said two cars in the area, a 2007 Pontiac Solstice and a 2006 Ford, were taken minutes apart while unlocked and the engines were left running.

Both thefts were reported within 12 minutes of each other, he said.

“Nobody saw anything,” he said. “One victim left the keys in the car and it was running. Five minutes later it was gone.”

Parniello advised people against leaving their cars running to warm the engines, saying they should have a remote starter installed.

“We haven’t had a theft in the south end since November,” he said. “Out of all the areas that are quiet, that area’s the quietest.”

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