Thief Steals Equipment From Charter School

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(Memphis) Memphis Police are looking for a man who walked away from a Memphis charter school with a $10,000 audio mixer.

City University Charter schools are in the process of moving into the former Bishop Byrne High School building.

School leader Melvin Latham reported the theft to police and said the suspect, who told him he was a former student at the school, asked to look around.

“I noticed that he initially attempted to walk out with the audio mixer, I told him, 'No, you’re not authorized to take that,,” said Latham.

He said they later noticed the pricey piece of equipment was missing.

“At Bishop Byrne, they used it for their theater sound room and you know it doesn’t seem like much to one person but it’s an essential piece of equipment when it comes to school programing,” said Latham.

He is hoping the thief will pawn the equipment and then it can be returned. Meantime, school leaders are hard at work preparing for the coming school year.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH.