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55% of Last Week's Stolen Vehicles Taken with Keys

4/30/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Persons leaving keys, unsecured guns, and other valuables inside unlocked vehicles remain persistent issues for Nashvillians.

A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, April 19 through Saturday, April 25, shows that 55% of the automobiles taken (31 of 56) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves. Three of the 56 vehicles stolen were left running without the driver present.

During this reporting time period, a total of 7 guns were stolen during vehicle burglaries; 5 of those vehicles were left unlocked. So far this year, 231 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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