NEW BEDFORD — If you're one of the many people who leave their car running when they quickly go grab something from the store, you might want to beware opportunistic thieves.

A vehicle in New Bedford was stolen early this morning after the owner left it running during a quick stop at a South End store.

New Bedford Police spokesman Lt. Scott Carola confirmed that a vehicle was reported stolen outside of the Richdale Market at 951 Brock Ave. at around 5 a.m. Monday.

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The vehicle had been left with its engine running as the owner entered the store, according to Carola.

"When the owner exited, it was discovered that the vehicle had been stolen," Carola stated.

No further details about the incident have been released.

The theft remains under investigation.

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