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Teen Sisters Credited With Alleged Burglars' Arrest

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Posted at 6:18 AM, Jun 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 00:25:21-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Police have credited the quick thinking of two teenage girls with helping them catch two alleged burglars south of Nashville.

Officials with Metro Police said two men broke into the sisters’ home on Hill Road around 9:15 a.m. Monday.

The 16 and 13-year-olds were home by themselves when they heard someone trying to break in through the back door. They ran to their parents’ room and called 911.

The older sister stayed on the phone with dispatch and described what she heard while officers rushed to the scene.

Police arrived at the home and found a Ford Crown Victoria driving through the yard. The driver, identified as 31-year-old Brian Tomberlind, was able to flee the scene.

His alleged accomplice, 29-year-old Carlos Murillo, was captured.

Tomberlind drove a short distance before abandoning the car and running into the woods. He was later tracked to an area behind the Edmondson Pike library, where he was taken into custody.

Police recovered musical instruments, a computer, a shotgun, jewelry and cash from inside their car.

Murillo was charged with aggravated burglary and possession of burglary tools. His bond was set at $30,000.

Tomberlind was charged with aggravated burglary, possession of burglary tools, felony evading arrest and driving on a revoked license. He was treated at a hospital for drug ingestion prior to the burglary.