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☷ Murfreesboro Tennessee - Serial Rock Burglar hits multiple local businesses police need help identifying burglar
Murfreesboro , state Tennessee ( By Press Release office)
MURFREESBORO , Tenn .
( April 27 , 2022 ) – Murfreesboro police are asking for help identifying a man suspected of burglarizing dozens of businesses over the past five months . The thief targets area businesses in the early morning using rocks to break - in .
Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division ( CID ) Detective Sergeant Tommy Massey said the thief used a rock to smash the glass to get inside the businesses . He then grabs the cash register drawer or money and leaves before police arrive .
“Video surveillance have shown the burglar retrieving rocks in areas adjacent to the businesses to shatter glass doors or windows , ” Massey said . “He is usually in and out within minutes . ”
The man wears a hooded sweatshirt , gloves , and carries a backpack while committing the burglaries .
“The burglar usually hits between 2 a . m . to dawn , ” Massey said . “However , he doesn’t have a consistent pattern of when he commits the burglaries . He has gone weeks in between burglaries in some cases . ”
Five businesses including Taco Bell , 2732 Saint Andrews Dr . , McDonald’s , 2674 New Salem Hwy . , Crumbl Cookies , 2839 Medical Center Pkwy . , Corelife Eatery , 2330 Medical Center Pkwy . , Juicy’s Wellness Café , 2314 Medical Center Pkwy , were burglarized Tuesday , April 26 . Only one of the businesses security alarms activated .
The unidentified burglar may be responsible for 34 burglaries in Murfreesboro since Nov . 2021 . Detectives believe he’s using an automobile because there have been business burglaries on the same night in other parts of the city .
The serial burglar is also suspected of committing similar burglaries in several other Middle Tennessee cities .
“He may be the same person captured on video surveillance in Smyrna , Nashville , Mt . Juliet and Bedford County committing similar burglaries , ” Massey said . “We are working with those agencies to help identify this burglar . ”
Detectives have a few leads on a possible suspect . They’ve also retrieved evidence and submitted it to the TBI for processing .
Anyone with information on the burglaries or identity of the burglar should contact Massey at 629 - 201 - 5521 or email tips to
crimetips@murfreesborotn . gov
You can make anonymous tips by calling the Rutherford County Crime Stoppers hotline at 615 - 893 - STOP ( 7867 ) or downloading the P3 Intel Mobile App .
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