MURFREESBORO POLICE: Recent rash of vehicle burglaries - police remind citizens to lock vehicles, remove guns and valuables

Apr 08, 2022 at 02:40 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.- Murfreesboro Police “Crimes Against Property” detectives are urging residents to lock their vehicles and remove valuables after multiple car break-ins were reported.

MPD officers responded to 81 burglaries to motor vehicles between March 1st and April 5th.  The recent rash occurred throughout south Murfreessboro, from Brinkley Road to Joe B. Jackson Parkway.

More alarming is the fact that 13-guns were stolen out of the vehicles.

Detectives are currently attempting to identify several persons of interest from car burglaries that occurred on Stockwell Dr., Burrows Ave., Columnar Ct., Westlawn Blvd., and Aragorn Way.

Public Information Officer Larry Flowers confirmed that the investigation into the auto burglaries continues and no arrests have been made.

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MPD Vehicle Burglaries – Continued...

Detective Sergeant Tommy Massey said, “We want to remind people to secure their vehicles, not leave firearms unattended and spare keys inside them.” Massey suggested that doing the small things like locking your car door, not leaving the key unattended and removing firearms could help curb both burglaries and auto theft.

In addition to car burglaries, there have also been several vehicles stolen in Murfreesboro - See that news story HERE

MPD: The 9PM Routine

Murfreesboro police have an ongoing campaign called the ‘9PM Routine,’ whereby they encourage people to lock the doors on their vehicles and homes by 9 p.m. nightly.

Police are giving away free guns locks, which are available to Murfreesboro residents at the Murfreesboro Police Department (1004 N. Highland Ave).

Can you help Murfreesboro Police?

If you have any information that could help identify these individuals (see video above this news story), contact MPD Criminal Investigations Division at 615.893.2717.

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