Thieves Target Vehicles During Weekend Storms
BY JANET KIM
Murfreesboro, Tenn. - A rainy and stormy weekend didn't just cause damage for one mid-state community, it also brought out a thief. More than a dozen cars were burglarized in a Murfreesboro neighborhood during the storms Saturday morning.
The burglar or burglars targeted several streets off of Florence Road. If doors weren't open, they had no issue breaking out windows, causing hundreds of dollars in damage. Police say it's still unclear if the suspects are juveniles or professionals.
Murfreesboro Police received at least 20 calls about the incident Saturday morning, with at least 16 of the vehicles getting their windows busted out or items stolen.
"They busted glass everywhere, all over the leather all over everything, and now we have somebody who's going to come out and fix the car," said Phyllis Hagan, one of the victims.
Murfreesboro Police have increased patrol as a result, while neighbors have agreed to leave their lights on.
A revolver was among several items stolen in this spree, a cause for concern that a weapon is now in the hands of a criminal.
"It's pretty brazen and the fact they used the storms, so there was some planning to it, so we want to hold these folks accountable," said Sergeant Kyle Evans, the spokesman for Murfreesboro Police Department.
Anyone with information is asked to call Murfreesboro Police.