The Calgary Police Service will once again be conducting Operation Cold Start as a way to educate citizens about warm-up thefts.

Warm-up thefts are crimes of opportunity, where car thieves target vehicles that are left running and unattended. These thefts contribute to the high rates of auto theft in our city, create significant risks to public safety, and are preventable.

The message is simple: Don’t leave your car running unattended.