$17,000 in items stolen from home under construction

NASHVILLE, Tenn (WKRN) – Subway Police are looking for the person who broke into a Holly Street home and stole furniture worth thousands of dollars.

Aaron Armstrong and his family have been building the house in East Nashville since 2020 and were hoping to move in in March. But last week Armstrong discovered his front door had been forced open overnight and light fixtures, heaters and faucets had all been stolen. He said the items had to be installed the very next day.

“They were all gone. So it was pretty heartbreaking, pretty frustrating,” Armstrong said.

Security cameras captured someone in a white truck pulling from Holly Street onto Oakhill Drive around 7.30pm last Wednesday. The person got out, walked by the garage, then backed up the street and parked in front of the house. Subway police said the person then used a crowbar to break into the front door.

“It’s really frustrating, it’s disturbing, it’s violent when someone breaks in and steals so many things and it has such a negative effect on our family,” Armstrong said.

Armstrong estimates the thief got away with about $17,000 worth of construction tools, appliances and furniture that were about to be installed in his new home. Even with insurance, Armstrong says there is still a lot of money short.

“I just hope they catch it. I wanted to share the video and have this interview in the hope that someone recognizes the truck or it helps people keep an eye out,” Armstrong said. I hope they catch him and I hope he gets prosecuted and goes to jail.”

Armstrong says he is offering a $5,000 reward with the help of Crime Stoppers for information leading to an arrest in this case.

If you recognize the truck or person in the video, call the Metro Police or Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.

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