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Fargo man watches thief drive off with his Toyot

crime Detroit Lakes,Minnesota 56501
Detroit Lakes Online
Fargo man watches thief drive off with his Toyot
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

FARGO - A man whose Toyota Camry was warming up this morning walked outside to go to work and saw a teenage boy driving off with the vehicle, Fargo police Sgt. Jeff Skuza said.

The theft was reported at 6:27 a.m. in the 3500 block of 28th Avenue South.

The silver four-door Camry has a rear spoiler and Minnesota license plates MWS 902, Skuza said.

Skuza reminded residents that it's a violation of city ordinance to leave a vehicle unattended if it's not locked. Violators face a $20 fine.

Vehicle thefts in Fargo were up last year after dropping in 2007. The city had 177 vehicle thefts through Dec. 22, com-pared to 130 in all of 2007 and 193 in 2006.

Some vehicles stolen in recent weeks were hot-wired, Skuza said.