Police were warning the public all last week during the cold snap not to leave their cars warming up with the keys inside. On Tuesday, RCMP in Hanna were reminded why.
A vehicle was reported stolen from in front of the Hanna Post Office at 6:10 p.m. RCMP located the vehicle a half hour later stuck near Fox Lake Trail on the northwest corner of town.
An RCMP dog handler was called in, along with two members of the K Division Emergency Response Team, and located a suspect who was arrested without incident. We don't know his identity.
RCMP remind people that vehicle theft is often a crime of opportunity and that vehicles left running, even for short periods of time, are easy targets for thieves.