GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A News 2 viewer is credited for helping crack a major car burglary case in Goodlettsville.
Just last week, News 2’s Andy Cordan showed you video of a suspected thief accused of breaking car windows at Moss Wright Park and then using the victim’s credit cards a short time later.
On Wednesday, after a park goer spotted the alleged suspect, now identified as Nicole Cardona, looking in car windows and the case began to unravel from there.
Goodlettsville police granted News 2 unprecedented access as lawmen executed a search warrant on a red Infiniti, which according to authorities, is the same car seen in surveillance footage after the recent break-ins.
Inside the car, police find stolen items such as a diamond ring, five wallets, an iPad, social security cards, a driver’s license, a man’s watch and several purses.
After being notified of the 25-year-old reportedly looking in car windows, an officer stopped her a short time later.
Police say she is the woman caught on surveillance video using stolen credit cards minutes after they were stolen during recent car break-ins.
Inside the vehicle, investigators found a .9 mm. It’s unclear who that weapon belongs to.
Antonio Rivera, 33, was also taken into custody in connection to the case. Police said he has a previous record in Metro.
Police said between the two, they face more than a dozen counts of fraudulent use of a credit card. Felony car burglary charges are also expected.
At the time of their arrest, police said a 10-month-old child was with them.
For a comprehensive list of items seized by police, click here. Anyone who noticed any of their belongings can call the Goodlettsville Police Department at 615-851-2259.
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