Auto theft spree in Clarksville


People in one Middle Tennessee community are on high alert Wednesday after a string of car thefts.  

Clarksville police told News 2 that at least a dozen cars have been stolen or burglarized between from Sunday to Wednesday.  

One victim had his truck stolen at 2:17 a.m.  He spoke to News 2 but asked that his name and identity be concealed.   

“If everybody would just work hard for their own items and possessions,” the victim said.   

The victim told News 2 that because his truck was a newer make and model, he was able to help detectives track it down.  

“I was able to get it back. I have a newer truck, so I had an app on my phone that was able to track it a couple neighborhoods down where they had ditched it and taken another vehicle,” he explained.  

For Stassin Sexton, it’s a different story.  

“They had stolen vehicles, titles, keys, cash and other paperwork and what not,” said Sexton, the owner of Clarksville Auto Sales.  

Sexton said that between late Sunday night to early Monday morning, vandals wearing surgical masks looted his business of money, 37 vehicle titles, 16 keys and four cars. 

“If they need jobs, I got jobs for them. If they’re willing to put this much time, effort and risks into stealing something that’s not theirs,” said Sexton  

Clarksville police have released surveillance photos of the suspects using debit and credit cards that they stole from the vehicles.  

Police said they believe the thefts are linked with similar crimes occurring between the Nashville and Clarksville area.  

Anyone with information is urged to call Clarksville police at 931-648-0656

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