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77% of Last Week's Stolen Vehicles Taken with Keys

7/31/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, July 21 through Saturday, July 27, shows that 77% of the automobiles taken (41 of 53) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves. Four of the 53 vehicles stolen were left running without the driver present.

During this reporting time period, a total of 14 guns were stolen during vehicle burglaries; 7 of those vehicles were left unlocked. So far this year, 410 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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