The Brentwood Police Department has asked residents to use their home burglar alarms and secure valuables in their homes after a series of burglaries in the city since the beginning of the year.
While there is no pattern to where the 11 burglaries have occurred, detectives have reported that thieves are breaking into windows and seem to be looking for cash and jewelry. Several of these incidents have occurred in the evening hours while no one was at home, and none of the homes had active alarm systems.
“Whether that is a factor in the homes being targeted, we do not know at this point,” Assistant Chief Richard Hickey said. “Our detectives are working the cases as a series of crimes, and this is their top priority right now. The best way people can help us is to use their burglar alarms if they have one, secure your valuables in your home and call us if you see anyone suspicious in your neighborhood.”
In this week’s BPD crime report, there were two residential burglaries. One involved a home where thieves broke in through a window in the back door, and cash and jewelry were stolen. Thieves entered the second home through an unlocked garage, and a backpack, blower and tackle box were stolen.
Under general theft, an iPad was stolen from a home and packages were taken from a front porch. Andrews Cadillac also reported on Wednesday wheels and tires were stolen.
A backpack, handgun and clothes were stolen from a vehicle on Friday, Feb. 19.
These crimes are a valuable reminder to lock your home, garage and car doors.
“We have a dedicated and smart group of detectives working on this, and I am confident they will bring some closure to these cases,” Hickey said.
To report any suspicious activity, call the Brentwood Police Department at 615-371-0160.