61% of Last Week's Stolen Vehicles Taken with Keys
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, August 30, through Saturday, September 5, shows that 61% of the automobiles taken (36 of 59) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves. Four of the 59 vehicles stolen were left running without the driver present.
During this reporting time period, a total of 19 guns were stolen from vehicles; 11 of those vehicles was left unlocked. So far this year, 474 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.