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Several Businesses Burglarized In Nashville

Posted at 9:17 AM, Sep 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-14 19:19:59-04

Several businesses were burglarized overnight in Nashville, including in Belle Meade, Donelson, Germantown, and Antioch.

Investigators said several businesses had smashed in windows, inducing Michelangelo’s Pizza, Papa Murphy's Pizza, Sperry's Restaurant, and Gran Fondo Bike Shop. The crimes happened sometime late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. 

The owner of the bike shop confirmed $200 was taken. In some cases, only the glass was broken at the businesses. Some owners and managers reported money or the cash register had been taken.

The following businesses reported some type of criminal activity:

  • Pizza Hut - Lebanon Pike, Donelson - Unknown what was taken.
  • Jersey Mike's - Lebanon Pike, Donelson - Happened between 4:30 a.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Baskin-Robbins - Lebanon Pike, Donelson -Unknown what was taken. Unknown if burglars made it all the way inside.
  • Whitt's Barbecue - Lebanon Pike, Donelson - Nothing taken.
  • Bamboo Garden - Lebanon Pike, Donelson - Unknown what was taken.
  • Gran Fondo - Harding Pike, Belle Meade - $200 taken. Happened around 3:30 a.m. No merchandise stolen.
  • Michaelangelo's Pizza - Harding Pike, Belle Meade - Unknown what was taken.
  • Sperry's Restaurant/Mercantile - Harding Pike, Belle Meade - Nothing taken.
  • Papa Murphy's - Harding Pike, Belle Meade - Unknown what was taken.
  • Red Bicycle - 5th Avenue North, Germantown - Two cash registers and one safe stolen totaling more than $1,000.
  • Tempered European Indulgence - 5th Avenue North, Germantown - Nothing taken. Happened around 2 a.m.

At this point, it’s unclear if these burglaries were connected.

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department released the following statement Thursday morning:

"We had several smash and grab burglaries reported to us.  North, Hermitage, and West Precincts are investigating.  Unknown if they are all related.  They are similar in that it appears an object (rock, brick, etc) is used to break out windows and then make entry.  There are investigative leads in some of the cases."