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69% of Last Week's Stolen Vehicles Taken with Keys

9/25/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, September 15 through Saturday, September 21, shows that 69% of the automobiles taken (33 of 48) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves.

During this reporting time period, a total of 12 guns were stolen during vehicle burglaries; four of those vehicles were left unlocked. So far this year, 542 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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