Crime Stoppers tip leads to suspected burglar’s arrest

Crime Stoppers tip leads to suspected burglar's arrest (Image 1)

A tip to Crime Stoppers led to Wednesday's arrest of suspected serial burglar Jovany Garces. 

He is believed to be responsible for at least 10 business break-ins in the Nashville area since January.

The police department released surveillance images on Tuesday night of the man who broke into Sally Beauty Supply at 55 E. Thompson Lane on June 6th and stole the safe. A Crime Stoppers tip alerted police to the suspect's identity.
After further investigation, including an analysis of evidence found at the scene of Wednesday morning's burglary at Twin Kegs Bar at 413 Thompson Lane, Garces was directly linked to the case, and an arrest warrant was issued.
He was arrested late Wednesday afternoon by South Precinct detectives at his Linbar Drive apartment.

Garces was found hiding inside a child's closet.

Police recovered a safe from one of the burglaries in the apartment's master bedroom. Garces was taken to General Hospital for treatment of an arm laceration received in the Twin Kegs break-in before being transported to jail.

Police issued additional warrants Thursday charging him with the June 4 burglary of the same Twin Kegs location and the June 6 burglary of Sally Beauty Supply at 55 E. Thompson Lane.

Garces is believed to also be connected to the following burglaries:
• Daniela's Bar at 12 E. Thompson Lane on January 4th and June 3rd;
• Bikini Beach Bar at 1297 Antioch Pike on June 5th;
• Sally Beauty Supply at 3143 Lebanon Pike on June 6th;
• Sally Beauty Supply at 78 White Bridge Road on June 8th;
• Sally Beauty Supply at 5320 Mt. View Road on June 9th; and
• Sally Beauty Supply at 4414 Lebanon Pike on June 10th.

Detectives learned that Garces' wife, Janitzia Amor, 37, drove him to at least some of the burglary locations. She was arrested Thursday afternoon on three counts of burglary facilitation.

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