A book of rare coins led to the arrest of a suspect in a string of recent residential break-ins, Metro police said.
Officers said they first saw Marshall Scott Smith, 21, outside his McMurray Drive apartment flipping through a collector’s book filled with valuable coins.
When McMurray and a teenager, Durgham Al-Mosawi, sold the coins at a Franklin business, police determined the coins had been stolen.
Smith and Al-Mosawi, 19, were taken into custody Monday without incident.
Several thousand dollars worth of stolen property, including a handgun, jewelry, and electronics, were recovered from inside Smith’s apartment.
The pair is charged in the following burglaries:
• The 200 block of Delvin Drive on Feb. 6
• The 500 block of Swiss Avenue on Feb. 6
• The 5000 block of Cherrywood Drive on Feb. 6
• The 500 block of Huntington Parkway on Jan. 29
Smith, who has previous marijuana possession and DUI convictions, is charged with four counts of aggravated burglary. Al-Mosawi, of Harding Place, is charged with one count of theft of property.