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77% of Last Week's Stolen Vehicles Taken with Keys

12/11/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, December 1 through Saturday, December 7, shows that 77% of the automobiles taken (47 of 61) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves. Four of the 61 vehicles stolen were left running without the driver present.

During this reporting time period, a total of 12 guns were stolen during vehicle burglaries; seven of those vehicles were left unlocked. So far this year, 677 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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