Robert Shegog mug

Robert Shegog a.k.a. the "Mule Kick Burglar" (Photo: Murfreesboro PD)

MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) - Murfreesboro Police arrested a man they say is responsible for almost 60 store break-ins dating back to September of last year.

Robert Shegog, 35, was arrested after a traffic stop by Murfreesboro Police on January 27. Police charged him with drug possession. He was then identified as a suspect for numerous business burglaries in different cities.

On February 21, Shegog was charged with multiple counts of burglary, theft and vandalism for 59 different break-ins. In total, Shegog allegedly stole more than $100,000 in cash from different businesses.

Murfreesboro Police tallied the different cities where Shegog allegedly burglarized businesses:

  • Shelbyville Police Department (16 Burglaries)
  • Murfreesboro Police Department (14 Burglaries)
  • Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office (7 Burglaries)
  • Smyrna Police Department (8 Burglaries)
  • Chapel Hill Police Department (3 Burglaries)
  • Tullahoma Police Department (2 Burglaries)
  • Manchester Police Department (2 Burglaries)
  • Woodbury Police Department (2 Burglaries)
  • Bedford County Sheriff’s Office (2 Burglaries)
  • Nolensville Police Department (1 Burglary)
  • Wilson County Sheriff’s Office (1 Burglary)

Shegog is being held in Rutherford County on $62,000 bond.

Murfreesboro Police say more charges against Shegog are pending from other law enforcement agencies.

"The break-ins and thefts have rattled businesses in the mid-State area, and we are grateful the businesses were closed, and no one was hurt," said MPD Criminal Investigations Division Detective Shan Harris in a press release. "This was good ole-fashioned police work, with several agencies working together to get the suspect’s vehicle description, and the person responsible arrested."

 

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