Children found alone after burglary

LA VERGNE, Tenn. (AP) -- Police investigating a report of a burglary in La Vergne have found three children alone in the home and blocked in their rooms.

Police Chief Ted Boyd told The Daily News Journal the children's mother said she left her boyfriend $80 to buy food when she left for work on Saturday. When she got home prior to the burglary, she couldn't get into the house and left. She said she thought her children might be with her boyfriend.

Boyd said the children, who are 4, 8 and 9 years old, couldn't get out of their rooms because cargo straps had been tied to the door handles.

Police were called late Saturday night by a neighbor, who said a man kicked in the door and loaded a television into a car, then drove away with the headlights off.

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Information from: The Daily News Journal, http://www.dnj.com

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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