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Park Smart: Week of January 19-January 25

1/29/2014

January 29, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, January 19, through Saturday, January 25, shows that 50% of the automobiles taken (13 of 26) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves.  Six of the 13 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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