Police: Burglar takes jewelry from rural Franklin home

Jewelry was stolen from a home south of Franklin during a break-in in the middle of the day.

A resident in the 2400 block of East County Road 200S, west of U.S. 31 near Mauxferry Road, told police he left his home just before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. When he got back about 2 p.m., the window on his front door was broken, according to a police report from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

The only items stolen from the home were jewelry. Dresser drawers and cabinet doors were opened in the bedroom, and items were lying on the floor when deputies arrived, the report said. Electronics, including televisions, were left untouched, the report said.

Jewelry can be easier to sell than other larger items, Sheriff Doug Cox said. Televisions, guns or electronics, such as iPads, all have serial numbers that can be traced, he said.

The sheriff’s office does not have a suspect in this burglary, Cox said.

Burglaries had been occurring mostly along the border of Johnson and Shelby counties, and Johnson and Morgan counties. Now, they are happening throughout the county, Cox said.

Residents should watch for unfamiliar cars in their neighborhoods and write down the license plate number and make or model, including if someone stops by your home and asks for directions, Cox said. Any suspicious behavior or vehicles can be reported to the sheriff’s office.