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Park Smart: Week of December 8-December 14

12/19/2013

December 19, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, December 8, through Saturday, December 14, shows that 44% of the automobiles taken (eleven of 25) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves.  Three of the eleven stolen vehicles were taken when the owners left them running unattended to warm up.    
          
The police department’s continuing PARK SMART campaign strongly urges citizens to lock their automobile doors, secure any valuables and REMOVE THE KEYS.
          
Officers also urge citizens to SHOP SMART by not leaving purses or other valuables unattended in shopping carts or in plain view in vehicles, even for a very short time.  An unattended purse is an easy target for a thief.

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