Jackson police seek break-in suspects caught on home security camera


JACKSON, Tenn. — Police are asking for your help in identifying suspects who allegedly broke into a local family’s home Sunday night.

security-camera-imageImages of the suspects where taken by several surveillance cameras set up by the residents of the home in the 100 block of Melrose Street. The men are seen unsuccessfully attempting to disconnect them.

“There were at least three suspects who broke into this house and stole numerous items,” said Lt. Jeff Shepard with the Jackson Police Department.

“We know that we have to rely on the community to help us in identifying all these people,” Shepard said. “There’s just no way for us to know who all these people are.”

The Jackson Police Department says there are precautions they recommend to keep something like this from happening to you.

“First and foremost is to make contact with your neighbors and let them know, ‘hey, look, no one should be over here at my house except for me and my family,'” Shepard said. “If you see anybody over here at my house, please call the police.”

Officers also told us it has been proven that more outside lighting decreases criminal activity.

“Criminals don’t like to be seen in the light,” Shepard said. “They’ll go somewhere where it’s dark where they feel like they can hide better.”

They also say having a dog that will bark and an alarm system are helpful. Or, as in this case, video surveillance that will hopefully be able to identify these alleged burglars red handed.

Jackson police also say they increase patrols this time of year and reminded us that, despite this recent burglary, they’re confident that crime rates have been down.

If you recognize the suspects, call Crime Stoppers at 731-424-TIPS (8477). You could get a cash reward. Callers can remain anonymous.