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51% of Vehicles Stolen Last Week Taken with Keys

9/18/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, September 8 through Saturday, September 14, shows that 51% of the automobiles taken (25 of 45) 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; ten (half) of those vehicles were left unlocked. So far this year, 530 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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