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Lock Boxes Stolen From Homes Up For Sale

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SPRING HILL, Tenn. - Someone is stealing lock boxes from homes up for sale.

Police released a sketch of a man they suspect behind the thefts.

Police and real estate agents do not know the reason behind the thefts in several Spring Hill neighborhoods in recent months. 

In two cases, the man managed to get the key out and went into the homes, but he didn't take anything. 

Police warn real estate agents to make sure lock boxes are attached to a sturdy door or fence.

Spring Hill is 30 miles south of downtown Nashville.

Since June, police said, someone has taken at least seven lock boxes. In two cases, the suspect got the key and entered two homes.

In both cases nothing was taken.

No one has been hurt so police and realtors alike are baffled by the motivation.

Realtors said they have received weekly alerts warning them to attach lockboxes to a sturdy door or fence. 

Irene Kelley said her agents already do that by using a high-tech keypad system that's updated daily she hopes potential buyers and sellers won't fear. 

Spring Hill realtors said they have warned sellers to secure their valuables or put them away as prevention. 

If anyone has any information that could help, call police. Witnesses describe the suspect's car as a white or silver SUV, either a Ford Escape, explorer, KIA, Jeep Cherokee or Liberty. 

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