Mount Juliet car thieves caught on camera

Mount Juliet Police released surveillance video of a suspect breaking into a car around 4:30 a.m. Monday morning. (Photo: Mount Juliet Police Department)

Police said thieves targeted unlocked cars in two Mount Juliet neighborhoods overnight, and one suspect was captured on surveillance video.

A group of thieves targeted cars in the Cobblestone Landing and Chandler Pointe neighborhoods. Thieves searched cars on Hedgewood Lane, Warren Hill Drive and Newberry Lane in search of unlocked cars with items of value inside.

When they discovered an unlocked car, it was ransacked as they searched for anything of value.

The unknown burglars only stole cash from one unlocked car, but four other cars were ransacked. In one particular incident, a suspect was captured on surveillance video around 4:30 a.m.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect on the video or the burglaries is asked to call the Mount Juliet Police Department at 615-754-2550 or provide information anonymously by calling 615-754-TIPS (8744).

Police urge residents to remove all valuables from their cars and ensure doors are locked.

“Each of these crimes could have been prevented by simply locking the car,” Mount Juliet Police said in a news release.

Homeowners are also asked to check their outdoor surveillance video footage to see if any other suspects were caught on camera operating in the area.

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