Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Police officers were summoned to Mt. Juliet Taekwondo in the 5000 block of Market Place to investigate a car burglary on February 8, 2017 around 5:30 p.m. During the burglary, the thief busted a window and stole a purse that was left in plain view. Credit cards, from the victim’s purse, were used within 45 minutes of theft at a Walgreen’s in Donelson.
Investigators were able to obtain surveillance video that recorded the burglary suspect using the victim’s credit card.
It was likely that the thief specifically targeted the location because it is common for purses to be left in a vehicle. Thieves commonly frequent gyms, daycare centers, yoga studios, and gymnastic businesses in search of easy targets. Many times, vehicle burglary is a crime of opportunity that can prevented if there is no opportunity for the thief to steal. Mt. Juliet Police encourage everyone, in all circumstances, to never leave items of value in plain view or their vehicle unlocked.
Anyone with any information regarding this crime 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/ .