At 11:16 this morning, Franklin Police were summoned to Harrow Lane, in the Chestnut Bend Subdivision, after a homeowner returned to find his back door forced open and items from inside missing.
While investigating this burglary, two additional reports came in from neighbors whose homes had also been burglarized. The suspects approached a fourth home in the subdivision, but left before breaking-in after an alert neighbor confronted them.
Witnesses describe the suspects as thin, adult black males. One of them had gold teeth in the bottom of his mouth. They were driving a newer model, charcoal gray, 4-door Honda Accord LX with tinted windows and a Florida license plate.
Brentwood Police are investigating a similar burglary that occurred at 11:30 Thursday morning, in the Fountainhead Subdivision located off of Franklin Road. Police believe the cases are related, and detectives in Brentwood and Franklin are working together to aggressively pursue several leads.
Franklin and Brentwood Police urge residents in the Chestnut Bend and Fountainhead subdivisions to review home surveillance video for images of the suspects or their vehicle, even if their home was not burglarized. Anyone with information should call Franklin or Brentwood Police.
Information about the suspects is worth up to $1,000
with one simple, anonymous call to
Crime Stoppers (615) 794-4000.
Burglars who strike during the day often do so in order to avoid encountering anyone at home. Most daytime burglars repeatedly knock or ring the doorbell and force their way in only after no one comes to the door. Working parents who may leave out-of-school children home alone this summer should evaluate whether or not their children are mature enough to handle this type of unexpected and potentially dangerous encounter.