Keep an eye on your car if you decide to warm it up before you get in. Alton Police report three vehicles were stolen yesterday morning in front of homes in the city while the cars were running and left unlocked. Two of the cars were recovered.
Alton Police report the owners reported that the vehicles were stolen between 7:00 and 7:30am yesterday. One vehicle was stolen in the 200 block of East 12th, but was later found in the 700 block of Alby Street where another running unlocked car was stolen. A third theft took place in the 700 block of Silver Street and that car was later found near Pearl and Brown Streets. Alton Police Public Information Officer Emily Hejna tells The Big Z while some car thieves target certain types of cars, that was not the case this time.
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Police are looking for the car from the Alby Street location; a 2013 white Hyundai Sonata with license plate number A99 5422. If you see the vehicle, contact police at 463-3505.