BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (WKRN) — Police in Brentwood and Murfreesboro are both investigating similar burglaries Sunday morning in which thousands of dollars in Apple products were stolen from Best Buy locations.
Brentwood police responded to a burglary alarm around 4:20 a.m. at the store on Galleria Boulevard and arrived about five minutes later to find evidence of a break-in.
Officers said surveillance video showed five males wearing masks and gloves forced their way into the business through the front doors and went directly to the area where the Apple iPads were located.
The thieves then broke into a locked case and took an estimated 50 iPads, officers revealed.
They also attempted to get into the cabinet where the iPhones were stored, but were unsuccessful.
The intruders reportedly fled in a dark sedan.
The same morning, Murfreesboro police were called to a burglary at Best Buy on Medical Center Parkway.
Officers said a group of burglars had stolen thousands of dollars in Apple products.
While police released few details in that crime, they said detectives had found similarities with the burglary at Best Buy in Brentwood.
Brentwood police added that similar incidents were reported across the southeastern part of the country.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Brentwood police at 615-371-0160 or Murfreesboro police Crime Stoppers at 615-893-7867.
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