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in the house

Teen sisters describe terrifying moments as they hide in bathroom cabinet during burglary

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two men were arrested in a south Nashville home burglary Monday morning, and police said it was because of two brave, quick-thinking girls. Authorities said the 16 and 13-year-old sisters were alone in their home on Hill Road when they heard someone trying to break in through a back door around 9:15 a.m. The girls hid inside a cabinet inside their parents’ bathroom and called 911. The 16-year-old stayed on the phone with a dispatcher as officers rushed to the scene. Carlos Murillo Carlos Murillo, 29 “They’re in the house,” the older sister whispered while on the phone with the dispatcher. “Please hurry.” News 2 spoke to the sisters about the terrifying ordeal later Tuesday night. “This was real people were trying to get into our house,” the younger sister recalled. “I was just kind of freaked out.” The sisters wanted to tell their story but asked not to be identified. “You never think this is actually going to happen to you,” the older sister told News 2. When they arrived, Metro police found a maroon Ford Crown Victoria driving through the yard, allegedly operated by Brian Tomberlind, as he tried to get away. The 31-year-old suspect abandoned the car a short distance away and ran, but a K-9 was able to track him to the area behind the Edmondson Pike public library where he was arrested. A second suspect, Carlos Murillo, first tried to hide in the room where the sisters were hiding. They said they hid in a cabinet in the bathroom of the master bedroom. “That’s when I thought that he was going to open this cabinet and that something is going to happen,” the older sister said. Then, police said, he tried to run away on foot but was quickly taken into custody. “It is very unusual,” a neighbor, who did not want to be identified, told News 2. “I think we have had maybe one incident of that kind of thing, but I don’t think it was in broad daylight.” Brian Tomberlind Brian Tomberlind,31 Another neighbor said they all look out for one another, though no one noticed the two men prior to the burglary. “Nothing has gone on before that I know of,” Sue Ernest said. “Usually, everybody calls everybody, so that’s been good.” Officers found musical instruments, a computer, a shotgun and jewelry stolen from the home inside the abandoned car. Tomberlind was reportedly taken to a hospital to be treated for drugs he had taken before the burglary. He is charged with aggravated burglary, possession of burglary tools, felony evading arrest and driving on a revoked license. He has since been released from the hospital and booked into the Davidson County jail on $85,000 bond. Tomberlind has a lengthy criminal history with multiple convictions in Davidson County for theft. Murillo, 29, was booked into jail on a $30,000 bond and charged with aggravated burglary and possession of burglary tools. He also has a lengthy criminal history with convictions for theft and aggravated assault of an officer. “I’m most glad that I could help capture two guys that could have done worse,” said the older sister.