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Westhaven cars, occupied home burglarized Friday night

On the night of Friday, Jan. 24, ten cars were burglarized in the Westhaven subdivision. Most vehicles had valuables visible through windows. The suspect(s) quietly entered unlocked cars in the neighborhood, and broke out windows of others, stealing a variety of property, including two rifles and a handgun. 
 
A home was also burglarized during the crime spree. Someone forced entry into a home in the 1500 block of Championship Boulevard while the family lay sleeping inside. There, the suspect(s) pried open a locked back door and stole a purse from the kitchen table. The family realized what had happened after waking up at around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 to find the back door ajar. 
 
The fact that guns were stolen in one of the auto burglaries, and that suspects were brazen enough to enter an occupied home has police urging residents to be vigilant. Locking car and house doors, keeping valuables out of view by windows in cars and homes, and setting existing home and auto alarm systems is encouraged. 
 
Investigators are asking anyone in the neighborhood with home surveillance systems to review footage from overnight, and contact police if your cameras caught a glimpse of anything suspicious. Information about this rash of burglaries is worth up to $1,000 with a simple call to Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000. 
 
To send an anonymous tip to Franklin Police, text the keyword 615FPD, along with your message to 847411 (Tip411), or call Franklin Police at (615) 794-2513.

Posted on: 1/27/2014

 
 

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