Authorities Investigate Rash Of Break-Ins In Maury County

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Authorities Investigate Rash Of Break-Ins In Maury County

CREATED May 29, 2014
by Aundrea Cline-Thomas

MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. - A rash of break-ins across Maury County has detectives asking for the public’s help. Thieves are stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise ranging from jewelry to prescription drugs.

On Wednesday, detectives released surveillance video that showed a man on the front porch of a Culleoka home.

“Somebody wearing a shirt with ‘hell’ in big letters is going to stand out,” Detective Sgt. Roscoe Voss said about the man in the video.

The video shows the man lingering on the porch for about a minute before walking away. Nothing happened at that particular home.

“We had a burglary take place a short time after that surveillance footage was taken in the same general area,” Sgt. Voss explained about why the footage is compelling.

Investigators don't know if the unidentified man is involved but they want to speak to him. Detectives are looking for clues to solve a rash of burglaries around the county they believe are connected.

From May 9 - 11 alone there were thirteen burglaries where thieves were specifically looking for prescription drugs.

“This map is showing locations in the county where they were only taking medication,” Detective Sgt. Will Sims said while pointing to a map with blue push pins. “These happened on Friday. These happened on Saturday.” 

Each pins marked a home that was targeted.

“They'll hit the door, kick the door and go in,” Sims said. “They're in and out, we think, in less than five minutes.”

In all there have been twenty burglaries in the last six months.

“There's a group that's going in and just going for medication,” Voss specified. “And there's another group or another person taking other items.”

There are two separate groups striking in the middle of the day. Detectives said they’re choosing the homes they target at random. If you have any information you're urged to call Maury County Detectives at 931-375-8695 or 931-375-8693.

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