Men arrested after smashing car windows, stealing keys at Beaman Automotive

Posted at 6:36 AM, Dec 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-22 08:43:42-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville Police arrested multiple people Friday after they broke into cars at Beaman Automotive Group on Broadway near 16th Avenue South.

Police said officers caught the suspects breaking into stolen key lock boxes on a nearby front porch.

Police arrested Anthony Thomas, 20, and Barrie Abu-Bakarr, 19, on theft charges. Police found a handgun on Thomas who is too young to own a firearm.

The suspects smashed the windows on three cars to access the key lock boxes and then planned on stealing the cars, according to police.

Officers said they were caught using an electric drill to cut open lock boxes with car keys inside. The damage is estimated at $1,800.

Police said security cameras captured the break-ins at the Beaman auto lot.