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Serial Burglary Suspect Arrested

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NASHVILLE., Tenn. - Metro police arrested an ex-convict suspected in more than 100 home break-ins in the Green Hills, Forest Hills and Bellevue areas of Nashville over the past five months.

Detectives caught 57-year-old Thomas Bailey Norman carrying a television as he left a burglarized home. Police said he is suspected in another home burglary Friday.

He was charged with two counts of aggravated burglary.

Police said he broke into homes during the day and stole jewelry and electronics.

In March, he was released from the state prison system after his 20-year sentence for three 1992 burglaries expired. 

He has 12 convictions dating back to 1979; 10 for burglary offenses and one for grand larceny and one is for credit card fraud.

"West Precinct officers have spent countless hours working to apprehend this man, who we believe has victimized scores of families," Metro Police Chief Ronal Serpas said in a news release.  "Unfortunately and predictably, his rap sheet and state prison history aren't all that surprising."

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