Car thefts spike in Amarillo

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Amarillo, Texas - Amarillo has seen a spike in car thefts recently and police want you to be aware.

The Amarillo police department says since the month began there have been 86 reports of stolen cars.

More than half of those reports involved the driver leaving the keys in the car.

Police say it doesn't take a thief more than a second or two to make off with cars that are left unlocked with the keys in the console.