Five Businesses Burglarized in Jackson

Mallory Cooke

JACKSON, Tenn.--Police said suspects burglarized five Jackson businesses in a three-day time span. Officers believed some of the crimes could be connected.

“People just don’t wanna work no more for a living,” said Gary Zeznanski, a customer. “You know it’s easier for them to steal.”

Jackson police said someone broke into Newland’s Auto Body on South Highland Avenue, Saturday. On the same street investigators said suspects burglarized Direct Hit Guns and Ammo on Sunday.

“They may have some suspects in that one,” said Lt. Mike Johnson. “They did recover the guns with one of our tracking dogs.”

Investigators said suspects stole from United Rentals on Kenworth
Boulevard Friday and Cinema Planet the same weekend. “It’s kind of unusual that they happen that close together that fast, all in one weekend,” said Johnson.

Investigators believe the two burglaries on Kenworth could be connected. “They’re just tearing the places up. Once they get inside, cash registers, computers, just making a mess,” said Johnson.

Police said the suspects stole tools, a car engine, and guns. Investigators estimate damage is in the thousands.

“Well, I don’t know,” said Zeznanski. “It’s getting rough out there now a days. Hopefully, they get them.”

Police said the suspects will likely face burglary and theft of property charges.

If you can help police solve the burglaries, call the Jackson Police Department at (731) 425-8400 or Crimestoppers at 424-TIPS.


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