Franklin, TN – Extra officers have been brought in to patrol apartment communities throughout Franklin, and the Franklin PD is asking apartment-dwellers to be extra vigilant following a recent rash of daytime burglaries.
On Wednesday, the main doors to two units at the Grove at Shadow Green, an un-gated community at 2000 Toll House Circle, were forced open by suspects during the daytime hours. The same scenario occurred again Thursday when two residents of Wyndchase Aspen Grove, a gated community at 3100 Aspen Grove Drive, returned home in the late afternoon to find that the main doors to their units had been forced open.
The suspects located and stole valuables from inside three of the four apartments; one was vacant at the time of the burglary. All four units were adjacent to a wood line or other private area, not easily seen by others.
“We will continue to closely monitor the city’s apartment communities with extra patrols by uniformed officers in marked cars and use undercover officers to conduct surveillance,” said Franklin Police Chief David Rahinsky. Officers are meeting with management at each of Franklin’s 20 apartment complexes today to offer the Department’s help with reaching out to residents with crime-prevention information and to develop any potential leads in the burglaries currently under investigation.