Police: Never leave keys in car, car running

Police in Clayton County gave a stern warning this week: Don’t leave the keys in an unattended car.

The Clayton County Police Department said 42 vehicles were stolen during the first 27 days of November. The three most common excuses given by owners are they were warming up their car before the morning commute, they ran into a store to quickly grab something, or they were just servicing their vehicles, filling up tires or gas tanks.

Police said no matter the reason, it is not worth the hassle of a stolen vehicles.

Authorities said to take the keys out of the ignition and lock the doors. Also, never leave a car running unattended.