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Two North Jackson Homes Burglarized Within 48 Hours of Each Other

By Brittany Nicholson
By bnicholson@wbbjtv.com

NORTH JACKSON, Tenn. -- Two homes in the same neighborhood are burglarized within 48 hours of each other in North Jackson.

The two homes in Indian Hills were broken into during the day. Jackson police say at this time of year knowledge is power for burglars.

"From time to time things will pick up around the holidays because people who would do these things do know people have gifts in their house," Lieutenant Mike Landreth said.

A neighbor reported seeing a suspicious person in the area during the time of one of the burglaries.

Description of Burglar:
-black male
-wearing glasses
-5 feet 7 inches tall
-shoulder-length dreads
-fled in a green pickup, possibly Ford Ranger

Lieutenant Landreth says there are easy ways to decrease your chances of being burglarized.

"We wouldn't advise putting those boxes out by the street because it's more or less an advertisement that you do have those items," Landreth said about putting the trash from expensive items outside.

He says burglars also use social media to find an empty house.

"Might not be a good idea to post on there that you did just go shopping or you're going shopping. It could set you up to be a victim," Landreth said.

Landreth also says being aware of these things can help you stop a burglary before it happens.

"Keep an eye out, see anything suspicious, anyone around someone's house you think shouldn't be there, give us a call, we'll come check it out," Landreth said.

Residents of Indian Hills say they are now keeping an eye out and will be extra cautious when they leave home.

If you have any information about these burglaries call Crimestoppers.

Statistics show more than 60% of residential burglaries occur during the day when burglars assume no one is home.
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