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Armed Burglar Uses Doggy Door To Enter Home

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Armed Burglar Uses Doggy Door To Enter Home

By Aundrea Cline-Thomas. CREATED Jul 18, 2014

SPRING HILL, Tenn. - Maury County Sheriff's Deputies hope you recognize a man in surveillance video. They said he entered a home, with a gun, through a doggy door.

You can't get too far onto the property of the Spring Hill home before being greeted by incessant barking. That wasn't the case around 2:30 Tuesday morning.

“The alarm went off. (Homeowners) got up, saw the doors open, they checked the video and they (saw) this,” Maury County Sheriff’s Detective Jerry Williams explained.

Surveillance video shows a man reaching through the doggy door trying to unlock the dead bolt.
His other hand is gripping a handgun. He can't get the door unlocked but he continues to peer through the doggy door, even tapping the flaps before going inside.

“I'm assuming what he's looking for is the dogs,” Williams said.

Detectives said the armed man was in the home for nine minutes while the homeowners and four dogs were fast asleep.

“I don't know if he was there to rob them. I don't know if he was there to rape somebody,” Williams said. “I don't know if he was there to kill somebody. He definitely had the means to do it.”

Detectives said the man left without taking anything. Homeowners said he didn't even rummage through their stuff.

It's especially strange because there were no other emergency calls from this neighborhood. That’s why investigators believe the home was targeted, but homeowners have no idea why.

If you have any information Maury County Sheriff's detectives can be reached at 931- 380-5733. 

Aundrea Cline-Thomas

Aundrea Cline-Thomas

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Aundrea Cline-Thomas joined NewsChannel 5 in June 2011 as an education reporter. The topic is very familiar to her.