81% of Vehicles Stolen During the Past Two Weeks Taken With Keys
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A review of stolen vehicle reports from the past two weeks in Nashville (Sunday, November 12th through Saturday, November 25th) shows that 81% of the automobiles taken (78 of 96) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves. Twenty-eight of the 96 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 or wallet is an easy target for a thief.