Murfreesboro Detectives Seek Public Assistance in Identifying Person of Interest in Vape Shop Burglary Attempt

Dec 28, 2023 at 10:23 pm by WGNS News

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MURFREESBORO, TN - Murfreesboro detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying a person of interest connected to an attempted burglary at the Vape Guru Smoke Shop on Middle Tennessee Blvd. The incident occurred on December 4, 2023, when police say that multiple rocks were thrown at the business's front door glass and side window, resulting in approximately $1,200 in damages.


Detectives are keen on questioning the individual in connection with the attempted burglary and are urging anyone with information to come forward. The person of interest can be seen in surveillance footage related to the incident (see the photo above this article and the video that can be seen by scrolling down). If you have any information about this individual, please contact Detective David Kidd at 629-201-5517 or via email at SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE...


This is not the first time local vape shops have been targeted. Most recently on Halloween night this past October, another vape shop on Old Fort Parkway fell victim to a break-in. In this case, the perpetrators hammered out the front glass of the establishment, as captured by a security camera. The video footage revealed the use of an actual hammer to shatter the window in the front door, allowing two alleged thieves to gain access to the business. Once inside, the suspects helped themselves to a variety of inventory from the vape shop. The October incident serves as a reminder of the challenges faced by local businesses dealing with burglary attempts.

Law enforcement is urging residents to remain vigilant and report any information related to either incident. The collaboration between the community and detectives is crucial in solving these crimes and ensuring the safety and security of local businesses. The Murfreesboro Police Department encourages prompt reporting of any suspicious activities or knowledge that may aid in identifying and apprehending those involved in these unlawful acts.

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