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67% of Last Week's Stolen Vehicles Taken with Keys

8/28/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, August 18 through Saturday, August 24, shows that 67% of the automobiles taken (36 of 54) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves. Five of the 54 vehicles stolen were left running without the driver present.

During this reporting time period, a total of six guns were stolen during vehicle burglaries; four of those vehicles were left unlocked. So far this year, 471 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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