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71% of Last Week's Stolen Vehicles Taken with Keys

7/15/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, July 5, through Saturday, July 11, shows that 71% of the automobiles taken (52 of 73) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves. Six of the 73 vehicles stolen were left running without the driver present.

During this reporting time period, a total of 18 guns were stolen from vehicles; six of those vehicles was left unlocked. So far this year, 350 guns have been stolen from vehicles.

The police department’s continuing PARK SMART campaign strongly urges citizens to lock their automobile doors, secure any valuables---including guns, and REMOVE THE KEYS.

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