Metro police: 72% of cars stolen last week had keys inside

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police said Wednesday that 72-percent of the cars stolen in Nashville in the past week had the keys inside. 

According to a release, from May 26 to June 1, 47 of the 65 cars stolen were easy targets because the keys were left inside. Three of the 47 cars taken were left running without the driver inside. 

News 2 and local law enforcement agencies have teamed up for “Operation Lock It & Pocket.”

According to police, if more drivers would remember to “Lock It & Pocket” the keys when they park, it would go a long way to reduce car thefts and other types of crime around the city. 

News 2’s special reports on the Car Theft Crime Wave:

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Metro police attempting to curb car theft epidemic among youth in Nashville

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La Vergne Police try to stop car thieves before they move on to more violent crime

Hendersonville police treating car theft like violent crime

Technology making it easier to catch car thieves

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