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65% of Vehicles Stolen Last Week Taken with Keys



A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, March 8 through Saturday, March 14, shows that 65% of the automobiles taken (30 of 36) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves. Six of the 36 vehicles stolen were left running without the driver present.

During this reporting time period, a total of 16 guns were stolen from vehicles; 9 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.