Maids targeted by thieves in Green Hills; Photo could show suspect vehicle

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Thieves are targeting maids’ vehicles in Green Hills, but a cellphone picture could help police catch the suspect.

Metro police say thieves will look for cars marked with cleaning company logos in upscale neighborhoods because maids often carry cash and, sometimes, will leave the money in their vehicles.

A Green Hills man told News 2 that his maid’s car was broken into three weeks ago and her car was almost broken into again on Tuesday.

“It’s a terrible feeling,” Cullen Earnest said. “You want to feel safe in your neighborhood but you also want the people you’re employing to come to your house to feel safe as well.”

The maid, who didn’t want to be identified, told Earnest and police that a silver SUV was parked next to her car outside Earnest’s house.

A little while later, when she was finished cleaning, she came outside and found her back car window busted. Her purse was gone and so were hundreds of dollars in cash.

On Tuesday, the maid was finishing at Earnest’s house and says she saw the same SUV. She dropped everything and took a photo.

While there have been reports of maids’ vehicles being burglarized in Green Hills, Belle Meade police say they’ve had similar reports.

“We’ve had a lot, maybe six or seven over the last six or seven months,” said Belle Meade police Chief Tim Eads.

However, they have not been able to link the two series of cases.

The cleaning company that Earnest employs also didn’t want to be identified. However, it says they now require their employees not leave anything in their vehicles.

If you have information that can help police, call the Metro Police Midtown Hills Precinct at 615-880-1411 or Belle Meade police at 615-297-0241.