Weekly crime report a mixed bag

It was a bit of a rough week in terms of crime in the South Precinct.

For the week ending Saturday, January 30, the following crimes were reported:

  • 2 Homicides
  • 5 Commercial Robberies
  • 12 Street Robberies
  • 0 Commercial Burglaries
  • 31 Residential Burglaries
  • 4 Motor Vehicle Thefts
  • 24 Thefts from Motor Vehicles

Items reported stolen from cars include a purse, air compressor, nail guns, wallet, speaker, microphone (did they trade the Caddy for it?), guitars, chop saw, jewelry, bat, book bag, clothes, car stereo, pocket knives, drill, tools, cash, and a sub-woofer.

Addtionally, throughout Nashville, 33 cars were stolen. Of those, 23 were easy targets because thieves had access to the keys. In 11 of the 33, the owners left the vehicles running with nobody present.

If you have any information on any crime, contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash re-ward of up to $1,000. Persons can also send an electronic tip by texting the word “CASH” along with the message to 274637 (CRIMES), or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.

On the subject of crime, Sgt. Rafael Fernandez of the South Precinct, is telling folks of a new type of crime that has occurred in Brentwood.

A man at a drive-through ATM is approached by a woman at the passenger window saying she needed money for a sick baby. He refused, but when he turned back, he noticed a receipt but the money gone.

Yes, the woman was a decoy and someone took the cash from the machine while he was distracted talking to her.

As Fernandez says, be alert and watch your surroundings.