NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -- Metro Nashville Police are strongly urging folks to keep their cars and trucks locked, especially if you plan on leaving a gun inside.

Police were called about 51 burglarized or stolen vehicles between August 4 and August 10. In their report, Metro PD says the keys were left inside or easily accessible for thieves. 

They also say that 20 guns were stolen from vehicle burglaries - and in those cases a dozen of those vehicles were left unlocked.

In total, over the past eight months 439 guns were stolen from vehicles. 

Metro PD's emphasizing that everyone start to PARK SMART: Lock the doors on your car or truck, keep anything valuable inside secure, and make sure to take the keys with you. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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