61% of Last Week's Stolen Vehicles Taken with Keys; 14 Guns Stolen During Auto Break-Ins
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, December 8 through Saturday, December 14, shows that 61% of the automobiles taken (28 of 46) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves. Two of the 46 vehicles stolen were left running without the driver present.
During this reporting time period, a total of 14 guns were stolen during vehicle burglaries; seven of those vehicles were left unlocked. So far this year, 691 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.