Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cookeville Businesses Hit By String Of Burglaries

Cookeville police say they believe a string of burglaries reported in town Monday night were probably committed by the same people. Burglars broke into seven different businesses and are also believed to have stolen a car from a local dealership along the way. That car, a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero, was taken off the lot at Cookeville Hyundai on South Willow Avenue, after burglars had pried open a door at the dealershiip to get in and had gone through offices, stealing cash and other items. Meanwhile, someone forced the back door open at the Tennessee Department of Revenue on Lowe Avenue and searched through file cabinets. Several other businesses on Lowe were also broken into by someone with a pry bar. Other businesses on South Jefferson and South Willow Avenue were also victimized, and police say they may have some surveillance video evidence in at least one of those break-ins, where the burglar was in and out in less than three minutes.