A woman has struggled getting back to work after her locked vehicle, carrying thousands of dollars worth of medical equipment, was stolen
Kortni Koutrakos moved in to a home in The Nations three weeks ago but received an unwelcome gift when her work vehicle was stolen early Sunday morning. It had equipment that cost about $12,000.
The recent incident could potentially hurt her income since she travels and sells orthopedic devices for a living.
"I'm angry because someone is out there with my stuff and preventing me from working hard and preventing me from doing my job. It's infuriating that they have would have the audacity to steal from you," Koutrakos told NewsChannel 5.
Her recent case was one of several reported vehicle thefts in less than a one-mile radius from her house in West Nashville. There were more than a dozen reported vehicle thefts and break-ins in west Nashville in the last week, according to CrimeMapping.com.
A neighbor's surveillance camera captured her 2016 Red Toyota RAV4 with Georgia tags drive away from the neighborhood.
Koutrakos has considered installing security cameras. She hoped the crooks responsible for the theft will realize that her neighborhood will work together to keep them away.
"We're on the lookout for one another as neighbors and we communicate. We're not going to let this ruin the neighborhood that we live in," Koutrakos added.
You can keep track of crime in your neighborhood by using CrimeMapping.com.
Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said majority of car-break ins are due to the result of unlocked doors. In some cases, keys were left in the ignition.
MNPD continues to promote its Park Smart! Sign Program in hopes residents will stay aware.