Three juveniles were apprehended by Mt. Juliet police on Tuesday, mere hours after they allegedly broke into a half-dozen cars and an apartment.
At around 7 a.m. yesterday, according to the Mt. Juliet Police Department, officers were summoned to Aventura Apartments in the Providence community in reference to six unlocked car burglaries and one aggravated burglary to an unlocked apartment.
While investigating the burglaries, officers located a wallet that belonged to an apartment resident. When making contact with the wallet's owner, officers learned it had been stolen from inside the apartment. The suspects are believed to have entered the victim's apartment through an unlocked door and, as the occupants slept, wallets and a set of car keys were stolen.
Police said the suspects used the keys to steal a 2014 Volkswagen Passat, which was tracked with the assistance of GPS and Metro-Nashville Police officers to a hotel located in the 1000 block of Bell Road in Antioch.
After a brief search for the suspects at the hotel, three male teens were located around 10 a.m. and apprehended in connection to the Mt. Juliet burglaries. A fourth male suspect fled on foot to nearby woods and was never located.
All three juveniles - ages 15, 16 and 17 - will be charged with one count of Especially Aggravated Burglary, one count Theft of Auto, multiple counts of Theft of Property and multiple counts of Burglary to a Vehicle.