Police pick up teen suspects in recent rash of robberies

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 1:42pm
Staff reports

Two teenagers have been arrested and charged in the recent rash of car burglaries that set a Franklin subdivision on alert. 

Brian Blumenthal, 18, faces two counts of aggravated burglary, four counts of burglary, five counts of theft and one count of felony theft, after he and a 15-year-old accomplice allegedly stole purses, GPS devices, handicapped placards and various pieces of electronic equipment from 11 cars — all of which were left unlocked. Blumenthal was also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. His accomplice faces two counts of aggravated burglary, four counts of burglary and six counts of theft. 

Police received a tip from a resident of the Fieldstone Farms subdivision who saw Blumenthal checking handles on car doors shortly after 4:30 on Tuesday afternoon. The caller provided physical descriptions of both the suspect and his car, and police stopped the car and driver on Hillsboro Road near Fulton Greer Lane. A search of the car yielded several of the stolen items. 

The 11 burglaries took place on Monday and Tuesday of this week. 

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1 Comment on this post:

By: fightcrib on 3/5/10 at 3:32

Blumenthal was also a UT football recruit.

Fightcrib, BNA