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Metro Police strongly encourages Nashvillians to lock their automobile doors, secure any valuables – especially guns

Nashville, TENNESSEE – According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, so far this year, 320 guns have been stolen from vehicles in Nashville.

Officials said that more than 70% of all guns reported stolen in 2022 (451) were taken from vehicles.

Last week, 20 guns were stolen from cars and trucks.

Going hand in hand with vehicle burglaries is vehicle theft.

A review of last week’s stolen vehicle reports in Nashville shows that 62% of the automobiles taken (24 of 39) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves.

One of the 39 vehicles stolen were left running without the driver present.