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Home Invasion Suspects Sought

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Metro police are looking for suspects in a home invasion in South Nashville.

Two men forced their way into a woman's apartment in the Cedar Point apartment complex Thursday night.

Police said two men knocked on the door and asked a 60-year-old woman if someone else was there.

When she said no, they pushed the door in and stole her purse.

Police believe the same two suspects could be responsible for at least one other robbery that happened a half hour later at nearby Hunter's Point Apartments on Packard Drive.

"Of course I'm a little bit concerned," said Jeff Peterson, who lives in the same building at Cedar Point Apartments where two men forced their way the woman's apartment Thursday night.

Police called the incident a random home invasion. 

"I mean, I don't want to get robbed, but I mean it doesn't seem like it's been a constant thing around here other than the past two days," Peterson said.

On Wednesday night there was another home invasion at Cedar Point in a different building. Police do not think the robberies are related because the first victim knew the suspect.

But Thursday night's incident looks to be random.

"They ended up fleeing the scene after taking a wallet and a set of keys from the location. They actually fled the location on foot.  A canine unit was called to the scene to attempt to track but that was not successful," said Metro Capt. Mike Alexander.

The suspects may have been involved in a street robbery 30 minutes later at another apartment complex on Packard Drive.

Police said the description of the suspect is somewhat similar in the incidents. Police have dusted for fingerprints at several locations.

Cedar Point is trying to help by increasing security. Employees routinely patrol the parking lot looking for strangers.

The complex is starting a neighborhood watch group.

Fliers posted in breezeways warn residents to be careful.   

"I feel like it's a pretty safe complex. I've never had a problem, never had a car broken into or even heard about anything until last night or a couple of nights ago," said one resident.

Police are asking residents in this area, which is near Interstate 24 and Bell Road to be vigilant. Watch for suspicious people in the parking lots. They could be sitting in vehicles or just walking around.

If anyone sees something that doesn't look right they should call police. If they have any idea who these suspects might be, police ask that you call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME. Callers will be anonymous and the information they provide could be worth up to $1,000.

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