Dozens of food delivery vehicle thefts being investigated by CPD

CPD, UC police investigating reports of stolen vehicles

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Cincinnati police are investigating more than 30 vehicle thefts in the Clifton area.

Streets like West Calhoun, West Clifton Avenue, and West McMillian have all been targeted, according to the police reports.

The reoccurring theme in a lot of these cases, according to police, is that the vehicles are used for food delivery.

“The common dominator is keys were left in the cars and they were delivering food products to people,” said CPD Sgt. Eric Franz.

Reports show these thefts started right around the beginning of June.

Some of the victims have been lucky enough to find their vehicles, but some not so much.

“The investigators are reviewing the street camera footage, they are talking to witnesses,” said Sgt. Franz. “The cars have been popping up in different places around town if it is the same person, they are dropping it off in different locations.”

Franz says there certain procedures delivery drivers should be following.

“So we are asking if you are a delivery car driver delivering any kind of food product, take your keys out of the ignition, don’t leave your car idling, go make your delivery and come back and then put your keys in the car,” explained Sgt. Franz.

Police say they think thieves are likely targeting Clifton because of all the food options and it is a high traffic area.

If you have any information that could help police solve this investigation call CPD.

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