Crowbar Burglars Targeting Businesses in Murfreesboro


Murfreesboro, TN – Over the past month and a half, a group of burglars have been using
crowbars to gain entrance into at least eight Murfreesboro businesses stealing cash, lottery
tickets and cigarettes.

In at least six of the break-ins, the suspects were all wearing all black hoodies, pants, gloves, shoes, and masks.

The burglaries have been well-planned and thought-out, and the suspects are in and out of the businesses before officers can arrive. They apparently have no regard to security alarms or surveillance cameras.

The following businesses have been targeted:

Big B Cleaners
1871 Memorial Blvd
On 2/12/19 around 2345hrs, three unidentified suspects used a crowbar to make entry into the business. All suspects were wearing black hoodies, pants, gloves, shoes and mask. The
suspects stole cash and caused around $500 in damages.

Quick Stop Food Mart
760 E. Northfield Blvd
On 2/13/19 around 0108hrs, the suspects with the same description, as listed above, used two crowbars to make entry into the business. They were able to steal cash, Newport cigarettes, along with an unknown amount of change from a money game machine.

E & S International Market
1622 Bradyville Pike
On 2/12/19 around 2315, the same suspects used crowbars to make entry into the business. Cash was stolen and $1,500 in damage was caused.

Freedom Financial
1312 Memorial Blvd
On 3/18/19 at 0000hrs patrol responded to an alarm call to the business. Upon their arrival, entry had been made via prying and a small amount of coins were taken. No video.

Helen’s Hot Chicken
2042 Lascassas Pike
On 2/17/19 around 0213hrs, two males using a crowbar made entry into the business. The
suspects took the cash register. One suspect, a light-skinned black male, was wearing a blue hoodie, royal blue undershirt, black jeans, black sneakers and had tattoos on the back of both hands. Suspect two was also a light-skinned black male dress in a dark grey hoodie, light grey sleeves, orange under shirt, light blue or grey jeans and black and white sneakers, possibly Jordan 12 OG.

Mahi Market
2414 E. Main St.
On 3/18/19 at 0033hrs, patrol responded to the business for a burglary two subjects, dress in all black, used a crowbar to make entry into the business. The suspects took 14 cartons of Newport Cigarettes, and cash.

M&M Market
903 Mercury Blvd
On 3/18/19 at 0131hrs, patrol responded to a burglary of the business. Two suspects dressed in all black used crowbars to make entry. Approximately 200 packs of Newport Cigarettes, 20 cartons of Newport Cigarettes and cash were taken.

Mercados Marias
264 Heritage Park Dr.
On 3/22/19 at 0806hrs, patrol responded to a burglary of the business. One suspect, a light-skinned male, wearing a blue hoodie, black mask and gloves, black pants, and grey sneakers carrying two crowbars made entry into the business and stole cash. Detectives need help in identifying the suspects.

If you have any information that could be helpful to detectives call Crime Stoppers at (615)
893-STOP (7867). You could receive up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an