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Park Smart: Week of February 9-15

2/19/2014

February 19, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

         
A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, February 9, through Saturday, February 15, shows that 72% of the automobiles taken (16 of 23) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves.  Eight of the 16 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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