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20 Guns Stolen During Vehicle Burglaries Last Week; 12 Taken from Unlocked Vehicles

8/15/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, August 4 through Saturday, August 10, shows that 80% of the automobiles taken (41 of 51) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves. Five of the 51 vehicles stolen were left running without the driver present.

During this reporting time period, a total of 20 guns were stolen during vehicle burglaries; 12 of those vehicles were left unlocked. So far this year, 439 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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