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Park Smart: Week of November 10-November 16

11/20/2013

November 20, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, November 10, through Saturday, November 16, shows that 57.7% of the automobiles taken (15 of 26) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves.  Five of the 15 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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