62% of Last Week's Stolen Vehicles Taken with Keys
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, March 1st through Saturday, March 7, shows that 62% of the automobiles taken (28 of 45) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves. Three of the 45 vehicles stolen were left running without the driver present.
During this reporting time period, a total of 11 guns were stolen from vehicles; 4 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.