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CRIME BRIEFS: Several cars burglarized on Harold Lane

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- At least two cars were burglarized and one truck was stolen during an early morning crime spree Sunday along Herald Lane, located off East Northfield Boulevard in Murfreesboro.

The incidents occurred some time after 1 a.m. just blocks from Middle Tennessee Christian School in the 1700 and 1800 blocks of Herald Lane, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.

A woman who lives in the 1800 block was the first to discover something had happened when she realized that her white Ford F-350, which contained her purse and several other items, had been stolen.

The unknown number of suspects also stole numerous items belonging to her neighbors, including a set of luggage and prescription medications, from their cars that were parked in the 1700 block. In total, more than $300 worth of property was stolen from the vehicles.

The residents told police they had no idea who would have targeted the neighborhood, and authorities were unable to find any witnesses to the crimes during the initial investigation.

As of Wednesday, no one had been arrested or charged in connection with the burglaries and automobile theft, and the matter remains under investigation.

Tennessee Title Loans employee robbed

An unidentified suspect reportedly robbed a Tennessee Title Loans employee at gunpoint Friday as she was closing up the business for the evening.

The woman told officers that as she was locking the front door of the business, located in the 300 block of Northwest Broad Street, a male suspect pointed something in her back and demanded her purse, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.

After she handed over her purse, which contained various credit cards and more than $300 in cash, the woman reported that the male suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction. She then ran into the store an immediately called police.

Officers conducted a search of the area but were unable to locate a possible suspect.

The case has since been turned over to Murfreesboro detectives for further investigation.

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