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Armed man robs woman in her home

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One woman awoke to a robber pointing a handgun at her face and ordering her to be quiet Monday morning on Yearwood Avenue, a Rutherford County sheriff’s sergeant said.

The robber grabbed a laptop computer from the bedroom of Jade Lehman and fled from the home she shares with four other people, said Sgt. Derek Oeser. No one suffered physical injury.

Sheriff’s deputies, MTSU Police and Murfreesboro Police set up a perimeter near the area to search for the suspect.

Sheriff’s Sgt. David Foote and Deputy J.D. Davis of the Special Response Team worked with Deputy Josh Gregory and K-9 partner Balu, who tracked the suspect from the house off Old Woodbury Highway and onto MTSU campus where the track ended on Greenland Drive.

“They stayed with the track and did a good job in tracking,” Sgt. Oeser said.

Detective Phil Brooks said the suspect was described as a black man wearing black clothing and a black bandana over his face. He was of average build.

People who have information about the suspect are asked to call Detective Brooks at (615) 904-3051.

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July 14, 2014 at 7:06pm

This story had a happy ending in the fact the no one got hurt. Too many times crimes like these end up in someone or all persons lose their life. I think that our local law enforcement handle this case very well. MTSU officers always send out crime alerts to the campus at large.
I'm kind of wandering how all the people in the house didn't hear someone who was breaking into the house? Maybe, somebody knew him and allowed this man to stay in the house? The article was not all that clear on how he got in. People must take all kinds of precautions when going to bed at night making sure everything is secure.
The most important issue is that appended this man and removed him from the community, streets, and the MTSU area. Students need to feel safe in knowing that the campus police does all that is needed and beyond to keep our campus safe. Being a part of the MTSU community, I felt confident that the law enforcements were going to stay on the job to solve this crime. Now it's time for people to respond in giving information about the suspect. Let's my make our city a more safer place to live.
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