Burglary, vandalism suspect’s identity wanted in Woodlawn

Courtesy: Montgomery County Sheriff's Department

WOODLAWN, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in a burglary and vandalism in the Woodlawn area.

The vandalism case happened Jan. 11 in the 2900 block of Cooper Creek Road around 6:15 a.m.

Authorities say the suspect forced his way into the home through the door. When the homeowner approached, the man said he was looking for someone named Derek.

The homeowner said no one lived by that name and the suspect left.

The burglary incident happened less than two hours later on Freedom Drive.

The sheriff’s office says the suspect force his way into the home through a back window. He then encountered the homeowner’s son and said he was there to repair the water.

After the boy called his mother, he noticed the TV was missing and the man was gone. Luckily, a home surveillance system caught him on tape.

He’s a white male believed to be in his 20s or 30s. He was wearing a black jacket and a brown beanie hat and driving a dark colored car.

Anyone with information concerning these crimes should contact Geoff Blanchard at 931-648-0611 or Crime Stoppers at 931-645-8477.

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