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72% of Last Week's Stolen Vehicles Taken with Keys

12/16/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, December 6, through Saturday, December 12, shows that 72% of the automobiles taken (37 of 42) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves. Five of the 42 vehicles stolen were left running without the driver present.

During this reporting time period, a total of 19 guns were stolen from vehicles; ten of those vehicles were left unlocked. So far this year, 731 guns have been stolen from vehicles.

The number of guns stolen from vehicles last week by precinct are North (1), South (5), Central (6), East (0), West (2), Midtown Hills (2), Madison (1) and Hermitage (2).

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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