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Park Smart: 21 Guns Taken During Vehicle Burglaries Last Week

4/3/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, March 24 through Saturday, March 30, shows that 64% of the automobiles taken (27 of 42) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves. Five of the 27 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. During this reporting time period, a total of 21 guns were stolen during vehicle burglaries, some of those vehicles were left unlocked.

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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