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17 to 20 cars in Bartlett burglarized in Monday spree

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BARTLETT, TN (WMC-TV) - Bartlett police are investigating 17 to 20 auto burglaries that took place early Monday morning.

The burglaries centered around the area of the Cherry Valley subdivision, bordered by Highway 64 north to Yale Road.

Investigators said items taken includes GPS systems, digital music players, cell phones and other electronic items, as well as cash.  Most of the items taken were in open view.

Jeff Holland was one of more than a dozen victims in his subdivision.

"I definitely feel violated," he said.

The thieves took a GPS out of Holland's wife's car. But for as much as they took, they left behind even more.

"Her wallet was in there.  Twenty-seven dollars was in it.  They didn't take it." Holland said.  "I had a satellite radio system in mine.  They didn't take it.  I had golf clubs, all kinds of stuff in there. Nothing was taken."

Police are still investigating a series of burglaries that took place in another area of Bartlett on July 4th.  In a press release, Bartlett Police Chief Gary Rikard asked residents to keep vehicles locked, and to not store valuable items inside them.

Holland said residents of Cherry Valley would be more vigilant.

"We'll be watching for 'em from here on out, because we do have community watches," Holland said. "They got us this time, but it won't happen again."

Investigators do not have any suspects in the burglaries.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Bartlett Police Investigative Services at 901-385-5565.

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