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72% of Vehicles Stolen Last Week Taken with Keys

10/9/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, September 29 through Saturday, October 5, shows that 72% of the automobiles taken (34 of 47) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves.

During this reporting time period, a total of nine guns were stolen during vehicle burglaries; four of those vehicles were left unlocked. So far this year, 564 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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