Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Police officers were summoned to a daycare facility in the 15 block of North Greenhill Road to investigate a car burglary on January 18, 2018 around 5:30 p.m. During the burglary, the thief entered an unlocked car and stole credit cards from the victim’s purse. The cards were used within 25 minutes of the theft at Kroger in Hermitage. Investigators were able to get 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 about 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/ .