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Police Investigate Home Invasion, Robberies In Murfreesboro

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Two robberies and a home invasion in one Murfreesboro neighborhood over a 12-hour period kept police busy over the weekend.

In one of the cases the robber pretended to be a police officer, and in another the robbers made the victims undress.

On Benley Street, a woman told police a man entered her home in the middle of the night and claimed to be a police officer. She said others also came in, but all they took was a pack of cigarettes.

Brandon Woodruff lives just a couple of blocks away at the Raider's Ridge Apartments. A couple of hours earlier his two roommates were robbed.

"My roommates had called me and they were like somebody has broken into our house and taken everything, and like it was at gunpoint.I said quit playing with me. You're joking," Woodruff said.

The victims told police four men with handguns forced their way in and made them disrobe.

"They made them take off their clothes and all that good kind of stuff, but they're alright. I mean a lot of material stuff gone, but at least their lives are cool," he continued.

A police report showed the robbers stole items worth thousands of dollars including nine pairs of Air Jordan tennis shoes.

It was the second robbery in as many nights in the apartment complex. The night before two men held up a man eating in his car in the parking lot.

The robbers took his cash and laptop computer.

"One of my neighbors told me about it. He told me to be careful," said neighbor Lauren Baskin, who lives just a few doors down.

She said despite the past weekend Raider's Ridge is a safe place.

"I think bad things happen everywhere so you can't blame the apartment complex," Baskin said.

Brandon Woodruff said he'd like to agree, but there are some lights burned out in his breezeway that could have made a difference.

"It made it easier I'm pretty sure. It's pitch dark. You look out your peep hole. You have to say who it is. You can't see," Woodruff explained.

Police believe the same men are responsible for both robberies at the Blue Raider's Apartment Complex.

They said the method of operation appears to be different in the Benley Street home invasion.

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