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25 Guns Stolen During Vehicle Burglaries Last Week; 64% of Autos Taken with Keys During Same Period

7/2/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, June 23 through Saturday, June 29, shows that 64% of the automobiles taken (35 of 55) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves. One of the vehicles stolen was left running without the driver present.

During this reporting time period, a total of 25 guns were stolen during vehicle burglaries; eight of those vehicles were left unlocked. So far this year, 332 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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