5 cars stolen from Knoxville quarries in June: Police

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Knoxville police have a warning for those planning to spend a hot summer day cooling off at two local quarries after a spate of carjackings in late June.

KPD said that between June 22 and June 30, five cars were reported stolen from Fort Dickerson Quarry or Meads Quarry. In each case, the keys were stolen after the victims left them on shore while swimming in the water.

KPD asks that you take extra precautions to protect your belongings. They say that leaving things unattended creates an easy opportunity for would-be thieves. Some tips they offer to help protect cars and valuables include using a safety deposit box or making sure someone is with your things at all times.

Also, they say to always turn off the engine and roll up the windows before you get out of your car. KPD said auto thefts are largely preventable and can be stopped with a few simple steps.

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