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62% of Last Week's Stolen Vehicles Taken with Keys

7/18/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, July 7 through Saturday, July 13, shows that 62% of the automobiles taken (45 of 73) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves.

During this reporting time period, a total of 20 guns were stolen during vehicle burglaries; eight of those vehicles were left unlocked. So far this year, 379 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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