Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Over the past few nights, Car Burglars have targeted Mt. Juliet neighborhoods by burglarizing unlocked cars. The thieves struck the neighborhoods of Hickory Hills, Providence, Willoughby Station, Saddle Wood, and Park Glen. If a car was left unlocked, it was likely targeted by the unknown individuals looking to make money off whatever valuables were left in the unsecured vehicle. Since May 4, a total of five Theft of Property from Auto reports were completed. A handgun, computers, wallets, purses, an IPad, and mobile phones were items reported stolen in the combined theft reports.
“Car burglary is a crime that can be easily prevented by locking up,” stated Police Lieutenant Tyler Chandler. “We are asking everyone to lock their cars and remove their valuables. Many of the crimes are occurring after 11:00 p.m. into the early morning hours. If a citizen sees someone acting suspiciously late at night, they are urged to call police.”
Mt. Juliet Police is offering a $500 Cash Reward to information leading to the arrest and conviction of the car burglars operating in the community. Anyone with any information regarding the car burglars is encouraged to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at (615) 754-2550. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (615) 754-TIPS (8477) or via the Mt. Juliet Police Department website at http://www.mjpd.org/ .