73% of Last Week's Stolen Vehicles Taken with Keys
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, January 12 through Saturday, January 18, shows that 73% of the automobiles taken (43 of 59) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves. Four of the 59 vehicles stolen were left running without the driver present.
During this reporting time period, a total of 20 guns were stolen from vehicles; eight of those vehicles were left unlocked.
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.