72% of Last Week's Stolen Vehicles Taken with Keys
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, May 26 through Saturday, June 1, shows that 72% of the automobiles taken (47 of 65) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves. Three of the 47 vehicles stolen were left running without the driver present.
During this reporting time period, a total of 7 guns were stolen during vehicle burglaries; 4 of those vehicles were left unlocked. So far this year, 259 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.