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Caught on Camera: Don't let this happen to you

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Security camera video shows a man stealing a SUV moments after the driver had left it running in a store parking lot. It's the latest example of a problem that happens more often than you may think.

The latest case happened in the 6200 block of Woodland Avenue in Cleveland, outside a small grocery store.

Abe Yousef went to warm up his truck. He just had to set the alarm and lock-up the store. Video shows a guy standing there, and he had seen Yousef start the truck and walk back inside. He looked around, saw no one watching him, and then he jumped in the truck and took off.

Last January, in Garfield Heights, we saw a car stolen with a six-year-old girl inside. The car had been left running by adults as they ran into a corner store. 

The thief let the child out later, and he was caught. 

In addition, Danielle Weems was just indicted for child endangering. She's been charged for leaving her three-year-old in her van with the engine running last October. Someone stole the van with the child inside. Cleveland Police later found the van with the child inside. 

In this case Yousef says he's seen the guy who jumped in his truck around the store before.

Crime Stoppers is now involved. Investigators would like to identify that guy and talk to him.

Yousef says he'll never leave his vehicle running like that again.

If you can help solve the case, you could get a reward. Call crime stoppers 216-252-7463. Or E-mail a tip to www.25crime.com.

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