Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-06-09 23:13:23 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WTVF) —Metro Nashville Police officials are urging gun owners not to leave their guns in the car.
According to MNDP, 17 guns were stolen from cars and trucks, and 5 more were stolen from unlocked vehicles, according to gun theft reports from Sunday May 30th to Saturday June 5th.
So far this year, 343 guns have been stolen from the vehicle, according to Metropolis.
Weapons are reportedly removed from cars in parking lots, cars parked outside nightclubs, private residents, hotels, and short-term rentals.
According to police, reports of theft are closely linked to an increase in violent criminal activity such as murder, vehicle theft, carjacking and robbery.
According to MNPD, when considering reports of vehicles stolen in Nashville during this same reporting period, 72% of the 76 recorded vehicles, or 72%, have keys left inside. With the thief available, it turned out to be an easy target. Press release. Nine of the 76 stolen vehicles remained in the absence of the driver.
Police officials urged Nashvilian to lock car doors, secure valuables, especially guns, prevent crime, and in some cases remove keys to save lives.
22 guns stolen from vehicles in just one week; 343 stolen from vehicles this year Source link 22 guns stolen from vehicles in just one week; 343 stolen from vehicles this year