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South Precinct Detectives Arrest Suspected Serial Burglar Jovany Garces & Wife

6/13/2013

June 13, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

          
A tip to Crime Stoppers led to Wednesday’s arrest of suspected serial burglar Jovany Garces who is believed responsible for at least 10 business break-ins in the Nashville area since the first of the year.
          
The Crime Stoppers tip came after the police department Tuesday night released surveillance images of the man who broke into Sally Beauty Supply at 55 E. Thompson Lane on June 6th and stole the safe.  Through further investigation, including an analysis of evidence found at the scene of Wednesday morning’s burglary at Twin Kegs Bar at 413 Thompson Lane that directly linked Garces to that case, an arrest warrant was issued.  South Precinct detectives and officers late Wednesday afternoon arrested Garces at his Linbar Drive apartment after finding him hiding inside a child’s closet.  A safe from one of the burglaries was found in the apartment’s master bedroom.  Garces was taken to General Hospital for treatment of an arm laceration apparently received in the Twin Kegs break-in and then to jail.
          
Additional warrants were issued today charging Garces with the June 4th burglary of the same Twin Kegs location and the June 6th burglary of Sally Beauty Supply at 55 E. Thompson Lane.  Detectives believe Garces is also connected to the following burglaries:
•    Daniela’s Bar at 12 E. Thompson Lane on January 4th and June 3rd;
•    Bikini Beach Bar at 1297 Antioch Pike on June 5th;
•    Sally Beauty Supply at 3143 Lebanon Pike on June 6th;
•    Sally Beauty Supply at 78 White Bridge Road on June 8th;
•    Sally Beauty Supply at 5320 Mt. View Road on June 9th; and
•    Sally Beauty Supply at 4414 Lebanon Pike on June 10th.
          During an interview with Garces’ wife, Janitzia Amor, 37, detectives learned that she drove him to at least some of the burglary locations.  She was arrested this afternoon on three counts of burglary facilitation.

                                                          
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Jovany Garces

Jovany Garces

 

Janitzia Amor

Janitzia Amor