Nashville Home Invader Targeted The Elderly

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A Nashville man was arrested in an unusual monthlong home-invasion spree that targeted residents in their 70s and 80s, says The Tennessean. The crimes are unusual because the typical victim of such robberies – in about 85% of cases – is involved in some criminal activity, either drugs, gambling or other crimes, said Nashville Lt. Patrick Taylor. “Actually, there are very, very few of our home invasions where there are innocent individuals.”

So far this year, police have investigated 40 personal robberies, and only 12 involved victims who police say were not guilty of other crimes. The ages of the victims in the monthlong series of robberies were atypical. Said Taylor: “This subject…was really preying on the most vulnerable people we have. Most criminals will not bother a child or the elderly. They just don’t, and that’s why this is so unusual.”

Link: http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/04/05/51497084.shtml?Element_ID=51497084

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