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Majority of Vehicles Stolen December 29-January 4 Were Taken with Keys



A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, December 29, through Saturday, January 4 shows that 58% of the automobiles taken (45 of 78) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves. Four of the 78 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---including guns---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.