Tuesday, November 25, 2008

CRIME ALERT: Home Invasion, Robbery, & Kidnapping in Belle Meade Area

Via CM Emily Evans's blog:
West Precinct detectives continue in their efforts to identify the five masked gunmen responsible for robbing and kidnapping three persons from a home in the 4000 block of Harding Place between 9 p.m.-9:15 p.m. Sunday night.

The five suspects entered through an unlocked front door. The 48-year-old homeowner, who was in the living room, thought it was a joke and pushed away a gun that was pointed at him. That prompted one of the suspects to fire a shot into a piece of furniture. The suspects robbed the victims of computer equipment and money. They then forced the homeowner, his 19-year-old daughter, and her 19-year-old boyfriend into the homeowner’s Toyota Highlander SUV. Three of the suspects also got into that vehicle while the two others followed in a silver Buick Century.

The victims were taken to two ATMs in the Green Hills area from where the suspects withdrew money. They were released unharmed in a subdivision near Hillsboro High School. They walked to a residence from where police were called at 9:26 p.m. Sunday.

The silver Buick was recovered nearby. It had been reported stolen from the Edgehill area.

The Toyota Highlander has not been recovered. It is a red 2006 model and bears Tennessee license plate number 453-SJN.

The five suspects are described as black males in their late teens. At this point in the investigation, detectives do not know why this particular home was chosen.
Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the West Precinct at 862-7747 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

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