HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Three people were arrested Thursday after they were caught breaking into vehicles in connection with a check cashing scheme.
According to police, the department received complaints Thursday of several Felony Lane Gang-style vehicle break-ins that occurred at the Burn Fitness Bootcamp on Avondale Road. Officers reviewed surveillance video that showed a man in a silver Mitsubishi Outlander Sport smashing the windows of multiple cars and stealing purses.
Officers were able to identify the vehicle involved in the thefts through the use of license plate readers. After further investigation, police determined the thefts were related to a check cashing scheme that occurred in Goodlettsville. This incident involved a check that was stolen during a robbery in Knoxville.
Hendersonville police officers, with the assistance of Nashville International Airport Police, encountered two suspects as they attempted to trade the Mitsubishi for another vehicle. The two suspects have since been identified as Laura Powers, 61, and Tavara Harris, 33.
Officers later found a black Nissan Rogue at a hotel on Elm Hill Pike and found 28-year-old Tevis Robinson inside. Investigators determined that Robinson was the man seen on surveillance video stealing vehicles in Hendersonville.
Powers and Harris were arrested and charged with five counts of criminal liability for theft, four counts of criminal liability for theft of less than $1,000, criminal liability for theft of more than $1,000, and five counts of criminal liability for vandalism.
Harris will also be charged with identity theft and also had active warrants out of Florida for similar incidents.
Robinson has been charged with five counts of theft, four counts of theft of less than $1,000, theft of more than $1,000, five counts of vandalism and criminal liability for identity theft.
Anyone with more information about these cases is asked to call Hendersonville Police at 615-264-5303 or Crime Stoppers at 615-594-4113. Tips can also be submitted using the P3 Tip mobile app.
Source : www.wkrn.com