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Thieves hit deposit boxes at Lebanon apartments

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Wilson County Sheriff Office officials say there's an uptick in local thefts related to drug addiction.

Most specifically opioid addiction, said WCSO Lt. Scott Moore. The most recent result of these petty thefts happened over the last week and targeted "area local Lebanon apartments."

Moore said he did not want to release what specific apartments were the target of thieves looking for money, but he said more and more suspects are trying to find easy money to most likely feed their habits. He can't confirm this was the motive behind this latest spree.

The WCSO Criminal Investigations Division would like people to look at the accompanying photos to identify those who hit some apartments lately, stealing recent payments deposited in the complex' night depository.

"We were made aware last Wednesday of these thefts," Moore said. "There are multiple locations at apartments and we think they might be tied together."

Apparently, people would deposit cash for payment into the boxes and the thieves found a way to get it out. Moore said he was not sure of the individual policies of the complexes, but recommended if payment was due it should be mailed by check or hand delivered, especially in light of the recent crimes.

Anyone with information which leads to the successful identification, prosecution, and conviction of the persons responsible in this incident could be entitled to a cash reward of up to $500, as well as a $1000 reward from the management of these locations. Please call the

Wilson County Sheriff's Office Crime Stoppers at 615-444- 5245 with any information that would assist in the investigation of this incident or any crime, callers can remain anonymous.

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