South Precinct detectives are working to identify the man who is suspected of burglarizing the Food Lion at 936 Richards Road on June 23rd, July 1st, and July 3rd.
In all three cases, the suspect entered the store during business hours and then hid as the store closed, avoiding detection. He took multiple cartons of cigarettes during the July 3rd and June 23rd incidents. The June 23rd burglary was not detected until a week later. On July 1st, he appeared to be casing the store, looking at the cash registers and entering the office area.
The suspect is a black man who appears to be in his 30s or 40s with a mustache and possibly a goatee. He is approximately 5’8” tall and weighs approximately 220 pounds. He wore clothing consistent with someone who may work in a restaurant kitchen. He wore a purple apron on top of his head during the June 23rd burglary.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect from the attached surveillance photos is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-752-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward. 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.