Franklin Burglaries Bring Increased Patrols
Series of burglaries over the past few months Video by tmj4.comvideo
FRANKLIN - Nearly a dozen break-ins in the same upscale neighborhood here have police stepping up patrols. Repeatedly, the burglars have hit at night and made off with cash, small electronics and jewelry.
Steve Klein's home was hit when he was at a high school football game. He thinks somebody was watching his house closely.
"Absolutely," Klein said as he stood in front of his home. "I don't think anyone can deny that. It's a coincidence that someone's always breaking in when no one's around?"
Klein came home and surprised the burglar, but the bad guy got away. The same weekend Klein's home was hit, the burglars hit Chuck and Laurie Anderson's home next door. The burglars were unable to get through the patio door.
"The dogs are gone. The boat's gone. The house was dark," Laurie said setting the scene of the break-in weekend. "It just is very scary to me."
The burglars are operating in a relatively small area bordered by College on the north, Rawson on the south, 35th Street on the east and 51st on the west.
Police believe there are multiple burglars operating independently. They've stepped up patrols and are working closely with neighborhood watch groups.
"We do believe there is more than just one suspect committing these burglaries," said Captain Clark Groen of Franklin Police.