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Park Smart: Week of January 12-January 18

1/22/2014

January 22, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, January 12, through Saturday, January 18, shows that 26% of the automobiles taken (five of 19) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves.  Three of the five 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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