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Park Smart: Week of October 20-October 26

10/30/2013

October 30, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A review of stolen vehicle reports in Nashville from Sunday, October 20, through Saturday, October 26, shows that 40.6% of the automobiles taken (13 of 32) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves.  Five of the 13 stolen vehicles were taken when the owners left them running unattended to warm up.  
          
The police department’s continuing PARK SMART campaign strongly urges citizens to lock their automobile doors, secure any valuables and REMOVE THE KEYS.
          
Officers also urge citizens to SHOP SMART by not leaving purses or other valuables unattended in shopping carts or in plain view in vehicles, even for a very short time.  An unattended purse is an easy target for a thief.

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