Tire Bandit Strikes Again and Even Burglarizes a Patrol Car in Murfreesboro

Apr 26, 2024 at 06:34 pm by WGNS News

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Murfreesboro, TN – An unknown man was caught on camera during a rash of car break-ins in Murfreesboro. More surprisingly, one of the vehicles broken into was a Tennessee Highway Patrol car. Now, detectives are working to identify the culprit who made the after-hours visit to Quality Tire and Service Center on Rideout Lane in Murfreesboro, where they say the unknown bandit broke into at least ten vehicles.


The reported burglary spree of ten break-ins took place this past Wednesday, April 24, and so far, the unidentified individual has managed to evade police. Video footage released by the Murfreesboro Police Department showcases what appears to be a thinly built man strolling around the premises like a character straight out of a poorly written crime drama. The subject can be seen wearing dark-colored clothing, a black stocking cap, and dark-rimmed eyeglasses. Reports indicate the suspected intruder gained entry into the business by smashing through a garage window, because why bother with subtlety when you can make a grand entrance?

Once inside, it seems the burglar(s) had a field day rummaging through desk drawers and papers, perhaps in search of the elusive treasure trove of tire pressure gauges and lug wrenches. Several vehicles, including a THP patrol car (yes, you read that right), fell victim to the impromptu neighborhood car show, as the culprit(s) brazenly entered and ransacked them without a second thought.

In a desperate bid to crack the case wide open, police have asked the public for help in identifying the subject in the video. Detective David Kidd aims to gather any information that could lead to the apprehension of the car-raiding culprit(s). You can reach the MPD investigator by calling 629-201-5517.

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