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Franklin Police Investigating Rash Of Car Burglaries

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Franklin Police are investigating a rash of overnight burglaries after 21 residents had items stolen from their vehicles overnight Monday.

The car burglaries happened in the Falcon Creek subdivision, off of Carothers Parkway.

"Not a single one of them had forced entry, not broken glass, no pried doors, all of these were unlocked cars," said Lt. Charlie Warner with the Franklin Police Department.

The items stolen included electronics, cash and music.

"The burglars, as they came along, all they had to do was try the car door, if it was open they went inside and got what they could," Warner said.

Several of the vehicles had the keys sitting inside. In one case, a Nissan Pathfinder with the keys inside was stolen from a driveway and later abandoned in the same neighborhood.

Franklin Police are working with Williamson County Sheriff's Deputies who are also investigating a series of overnight car burglaries in the nearby Cedarmont Farms neighborhood.

There, another 10 vehicles were burglarized, each one with unlocked doors.

The burglaries have opened the eyes of many of the residents who live in that area of Franklin.

"We didn't, even until now, worry about locking our doors, and security systems and stuff like that were not a concern," said Amy Franklin.

Zack Goodgame had a pick-up truck he sold, and was going to deliver on Monday morning. He woke up to find the doors to that truck wide open.

"Had the keys in it. Luckily they didn't take the truck, or anything in it, they just ripped the visor off," Goodgame explained.

He was able to replace the visor and still sold the truck. Goodgame said he learned a lesson.

"Lock my doors, man, lock my doors. Keep my keys in the house," Goodgame said while he was laughing.

Police urge residents to remember to lock their car doors and take valuables out of their vehicles.

If you have any information on these burglaries call CrimeStoppers at (615) 794-4000.

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