ATLANTA - Atlanta police said auto thieves have a new target.
A commander said they wait close by restaurants looking for food delivery drivers.
When a driver pulls up, frequently double parking, they watch to see if the driver goes into the business and leaves their vehicle running or does not remove a key fob.
"We are asking our delivery businesses not to do that," said deputy chief Darin Schierbaum. "It only takes a minute. More and more, we are seeing these drivers targeted".
Including the food drivers, the police department said seven out of 10 cars that are taken have been left running or the key is left inside.
The police department has even produced a public service announcement with a mock car thief to try to get the message across.
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