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63% of Last Week's Stolen Vehicles Taken with Keys

February 1, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      

A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, January 21st through Saturday, January 27th shows that 63% of the automobiles taken (45 of 71) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves.  Twenty-three of the 71 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.                                                                  

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