Cancer patient’s home burglarized while in the hospital

“I received a report of an aggravated burglary to a home in which the owners were in Nashville at the time. They were at a Nashville hospital because the mom has cancer and had to have her voice box removed. The family had a family member go check on the residence, and they found a door was kicked in and a safe that was bolted to the floor was taken. The safe contained several items including guns, jewelry and currency. In the safe was a wedding set purchased for the mom by the dad. She didn’t have a chance to wear it because she became sick. I was given a suspect’s name and shortly after searching LeadsOnline, I received a ‘hit’ on the individual. The individual sold several pieces of jewelry at a secondhand shop about 80 miles from where the burglary occurred. I notified the victims at the hospital, and the jewelry was identified as what was taken. The mom cried when they told her the wedding set was one of the items that was recovered. You all make my job easy and keep my customers happy.”

Det. Tonia Norwood
Monroe County Sheriff’s Department