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70% of Last Week's Stolen Vehicles Taken with Keys and 15 Guns Taken During Auto Burglaries

4/2/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, March 22 through Saturday, March 28, shows that 70% of the automobiles taken (35 of 50) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves. Four of the 50 vehicles stolen were left running without the driver present.

During this reporting time period, a total of 15 guns were stolen during vehicle burglaries; six of those vehicles were left unlocked. So far this year, 174 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.

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