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71% of Last Week's Stolen Vehicles Taken with Keys



A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, January 26 through Saturday, February 1, shows that 71% of the automobiles taken (49 of 69) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves. Ten of the 49 vehicles stolen were left running without the driver present.

During this reporting time period, a total of 8 guns were stolen from vehicles; 2 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.