LEHIGH COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) The Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin is warning drivers not to leave their cars unlocked, unattended and running or “puffing” ,this winter

The Lehigh County Auto Theft Task Force, The Pennsylvania Auto Theft Prevention Authority, and the American Automobile Association are part of the campaign.

More than 399 vehicles were stolen in Lehigh County last year . 

Steve Wheeler, ATPA executive director. “It’s common sense but not common practice. About half of all of Pennsylvania’s stolen cars were left unlocked, many with the keys inside, and some running and unattended.”

The campaign offers these common sense tips:

Lock Vehicles and take keys every time

Do not leave vehicles “puffing”-running and unattended.

Don’t leave valuables in vehicles.

The public can view surveillance video of puffers and stolen vehicles on ATPA’s website www.watchyourcar.org.