Maryville Police looking for man connected to car theft and burg

Maryville Police looking for man connected to car theft and burglaries

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Nancy Inman is getting by with the car she's been borrowing the last few weeks. Her car was stolen right from her driveway back on February 16th. Nancy Inman is getting by with the car she's been borrowing the last few weeks. Her car was stolen right from her driveway back on February 16th.
Maryville Police say the burglaries and car theft happened between January 26th to February 16th. Investigators say the suspect in these burglaries isn't stealing high ticket items, but instead credit cards from cars. Maryville Police say the burglaries and car theft happened between January 26th to February 16th. Investigators say the suspect in these burglaries isn't stealing high ticket items, but instead credit cards from cars.
"That's the worst feeling in the world knowing that someone just comes along and takes what they want," she said. "That's the worst feeling in the world knowing that someone just comes along and takes what they want," she said.

By LAURA HALM
6 News Reporter

MARYVILLE (WATE) - A brazen move by a burglar, stealing a car from a Maryville woman's driveway. Now police need your help, they believe that same man is cashing in after breaking into other area cars.

Maryville Police say the burglaries and car theft happened between January 26th to February 16th. Investigators say the suspect in these burglaries isn't stealing high ticket items, but instead credit cards from cars.

One victim we spoke with says she thankfully hasn't lost any money, but it's costing her a lot of heartache.

Nancy Inman is getting by with the car she's been borrowing the last few weeks. Her car was stolen right from her driveway back on February 16th.

"That's the worst feeling in the world knowing that someone just comes along and takes what they want," she said.

Since then, Inman has been working with Maryville Police, but she just learned that she may not be the only victim.

"You never imagine it's going to happen," added Inman.

Thanks to surveillance footage, detectives were able to connect some dots believing the man who stole Inman's car is the same man in the video. Detectives say he's using stolen credit cards snatched from other cars.

"The two auto burglaries that we can connect back to him have been on the West side of Maryville, off West Broadway. And the use of the card so far we've connected to businesses on Hardin Valley, Middlebrook Pike, and West Knoxville some on Kingston Pike," said investigator Rod Fernandez.

Here's where you come in. "We have no information on him at all except what he looks like so we don't know if he is or isn't from the area," added Fernandez.

Investigators believe this man is targeting cars with unlocked doors and valuables in plain sight.

In Inman's case, her credit card wasn't stolen though there's still no sign of her car. That's why she's hoping someone, somewhere, knows something.

"I've shed a lot of tears over this and it's just not fair," she said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Tip Line (865)380-1388 or Investigator Rod Fernandez at (865)273-3700.

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