A suspect or suspects tried to gain access to the T-Mobile store recently, but fled after an alarm sounded.
On Tuesday, March 27 at approximately 10:55 p.m., the Mt. Juliet Police Department responded to the T-Mobile store in reference to burglar alarm activation.
Upon arrival, officers found that the business had been burglarized and checked it for suspects. No one was located.
Further investigation revealed that the suspect(s) entered the Natural Nails Too business prior to entering T-Mobile. Natural Nails Too shares a common wall with T-Mobile, and the suspect made multiple holes into the wall to gain access to T-Mobile. However, due to security features inside the wall, the suspect(s) were not able to make a successful entry. A loud alarm also sounded and apparently caused the suspect(s) to flee to scene.
Business owners conducted an inventory, and it appears that no merchandise was stolen from the businesses. However, the suspect(s) created over $5,000 in damages in their theft attempt by creating the large hole in the dry wall and busting the door locks.
Surveillance video was recovered from T-Mobile, and the suspect vehicle has been identified as a 2008 to current year model, white Ford Econoline work van with a ladder rack on top. In the video, the van backs up near the business’s front doors. A male suspect is seen attempting to gain entry into the business at the front doors.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at (615) 754-2550. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (615) 754-TIPS (8477) or via the Mt. Juliet Police Department website at http://www.mjpd.org/.