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City of Franklin Tennessee - Armed teen auto burglars in stolen car captured in Franklin 22 September 2022 ( news )
City of Franklin , state Tennessee ( By Press Release office)
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At 5:10 this morning , Franklin Police responded to the Berry Farms neighborhood after an alert citizen reported seeing several people burglarizing vehicles . Before officers got on scene , the suspects quickly moved to the Stream Valley neighborhood , where alert neighbors there reported seeing the same . Arriving officers quickly spotted the suspect vehicle and attempted a traffic stop . The suspect vehicle took off but was quickly disabled when nearby officers used spike strips to flatten the getaway vehicle’s tires .
All three suspects ran from the car after it was disabled . A handgun was found on the ground where one of the suspects , a 17 - year - old from Nashville , was captured . Officers determined the vehicle the suspects were driving had been stolen out of Clarksville . Recently - stolen property from several vehicles was located inside .
At 11:15 , a second juvenile was located and captured nearby . About a dozen vehicle burglaries have been reported in Franklin over the past two days . Detectives are working to determine how many of them were committed by these teens . The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office and Brentwood Police provided invaluable ground and K9 assistance during the incident .
Because crime prevention is a shared responsibility , Franklin Police are asking residents to stop leaving valuables , especially guns , in their vehicles overnight . Police are also urging residents not to leave their keys in their cars .
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