(MURFREESBORO) Over the past month and a half, a group of burglars have been using crowbars to gain entrance into at least eight Murfreesboro businesses stealing cash, lottery tickets and cigarettes.
With six of those crimes, the suspects were all wearing all black hoodies, pants, gloves, shoes and masks.
The burglaries have been well-planned and thought-out, and the suspects are in and out of the businesses before officers can arrive. They apparently have no regard to security alarms or surveillance cameras.
CROWBAR BURGLARS: Detectives need help identifying a group of suspects who have been using crowbars to break into Murfreesboro businesses. The crowbar burglars stole cash, cigarettes, and lottery tickets. Call Crime Stoppers at (615) 893-STOP (7867). pic.twitter.com/eMoxvMho7b-- PIO (@MboroPoliceDept) March 27, 2019
The following businesses have been targeted:
Big B Cleaners 1871 Memorial Blvd On 2/12/19 around 2345hrs, three unidentified suspects used a crowbar to make entry into the business. All suspects were wearing black hoodies, pants, gloves, shoes and mask. The suspects stole cash and caused around $500 in damages.
Quick Stop Food Mart 760 E. Northfield Blvd On 2/13/19 around 0108hrs, the suspects with the same description, as listed above, used two crowbars to make entry into the business. They were able to steal cash, Newport cigarettes, along with an unknown amount of change from a money game machine.
E & S International Market 1622 Bradyville Pike On 2/12/19 around 2315, the same suspects used crowbars to make entry into the business. Cash was stolen and $1,500 in damage was caused.
Freedom Financial 1312 Memorial Blvd On 3/18/19 at 0000hrs patrol responded to an alarm call to the business. Upon their arrival, entry had been made via prying and a small amount of coins were taken. No video.
Helen's Hot Chicken 2042 Lascassas Pike On 2/17/19 around 0213hrs, two males using a crowbar made entry into the business. The suspects took the cash register. One suspect, a light-skinned black male, was wearing a blue hoodie, royal blue undershirt, black jeans, black sneakers and had tattoos on the back of both hands. Suspect two was also a light-skinned black male dress in a dark grey hoodie, light grey sleeves, orange under shirt, light blue or grey jeans and black and white sneakers, possibly Jordan 12 OG.
Mahi Market 2414 E. Main St. On 3/18/19 at 0033hrs, patrol responded to the business for a burglary two subjects, dress in all black, used a crowbar to make entry into the business. The suspects took 14 cartons of Newport Cigarettes, and cash.
M&M Market 903 Mercury Blvd On 3/18/19 at 0131hrs, patrol responded to a burglary of the business. Two suspects dressed in all black used crowbars to make entry. Approximately 200 packs of Newport Cigarettes, 20 cartons of Newport Cigarettes and cash were taken.
Mercados Marias 264 Heritage Park Dr. On 3/22/19 at 0806hrs, patrol responded to a burglary of the business. One suspect, a lightskinned male, wearing a blue hoodie, black mask and gloves, black pants, and grey sneakers carrying two crowbars made entry into the business and stole cash.
Detectives need help in identifying the suspects.
If you have any information that could be helpful to detectives, call Crime Stoppers at (615) 893-STOP (7867). You could receive up to a $1,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest. Plus, no one--not even the police--know who you are.