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Last Week 12 Guns Taken During Vehicle Burglaries and 69% of Vehicles Stolen Taken with Keys

5/30/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, May 19 through Saturday, May 25, shows that 69% of the automobiles taken (41 of 59) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves. Seven of the 59 vehicles stolen were left running without the driver present.

During this reporting time period, a total of 12 guns were stolen during vehicle burglaries; six of those vehicles were left unlocked. So far this year, 252 guns have been stolen from vehicles.

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.

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