26 Guns Taken During Vehicle Burglaries Last Week
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, August 11th through Saturday, August 17th, shows that 68% of the automobiles taken (28 of 41) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves. Two of the 41 vehicles stolen were left running without the driver present.
During this reporting time period, a total of 26 guns were stolen during vehicle burglaries; eight of those vehicles were left unlocked. So far this year, 465 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.