MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — A property owner exchanged gunfire with two people today attempting to burglarize a neighbor’s auto on Sunday morning. No 1 was hurt, but the incident has influenced nearby police to remind citizens not to engage with criminals.

“We urge inhabitants to use caution and under no circumstances strategy or have interaction with criminals,” mentioned Felony Investigations Division Crimes Towards Persons Sergeant-Detective James Abbott. “You don’t want to consider a chance of becoming shot or killed.”

In a further incident on April 8, a home-owner noticed his motor vehicle experienced been rummaged through when he acquired home about 3 a.m. He confronted a person running across the avenue from his residence, and the stranger fired two shots at his household. The good news is, the property owner was not injured.

“Property can be replaced life can not,” Abbott said. “The ideal information for residents is, if you see or listen to nearly anything suspicious, or see a person breaking into your motor vehicle, contact police right away.”

Due to the fact March 1, extra than 100 car or truck burglaries took location in Murfreesboro neighborhoods. All the vehicles have been unlocked, and 16 firearms have been stolen overall.

There have also been various car thefts in the metropolis. According to detectives, the doorways to all the stolen autos have been unlocked, with the essential fob remaining inside of.

Murfreesboro Law enforcement Department is searching into the burglaries, patrolling the spots of the maximum focus of incidents, as perfectly as developing a checklist of quite a few persons of curiosity.

“The ideal deterrent is to lock your car or truck doorways, clear away valuables and firearms,” Massey explained. “The burglars are by-passing locked cars and trucks and moving on to types that are unlocked.”

Any individual with information about car or truck burglars is asked to get in touch with Murfreesboro police at 615-893-2717. You can also give ideas anonymously via the P3 Intel Cell Application or by calling Crime Stoppers at 615-893-Halt (7867).