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Park Smart: Week of January 10-16

1/21/2016


January 21, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

          
A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, January 10th, through Saturday, January 16th, shows that 57% of the automobiles taken (15 of 26) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves.  Eleven of the 15 vehicles stolen were left running without the driver present.
          
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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