Thieves target cars warming up in Des Moines

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(Des Moines, Iowa)    Des Moines Police say the extreme cold has apparently presented an opportunity for some car thieves.   

Police say starting just after Midnight, New Year's Day and  5 a.m. Tuesday morning, there were 10-reported vehicle thefts, throughout the city.   

In seven of the 10 cases, the vehicles had been left running, while unattended, in an attempt to warm up the vehicle.