Jewelry Store Robbed Inside Wolfchase Mall

Posted on: 8:26 pm, January 18, 2014, by , updated on: 09:40pm, January 18, 2014

(Memphis) Memphis Police now say there were no gun shots fired inside Wolfchase Mall during a robbery.

Police say five men, dressed in black, robbed Reed’s Jewelers inside the mall.

There are no reports of injuries.

A witness thought breaking glass was gunshots.

Police say there were numerous calls from people on the mall who are hiding.

Police say the men were, “wearing black clothing, black hoodies armed with sledge hammers and guns.”

A total of 65 Rolex watches, worth $11,000 each, were stolen.


  • todd greer says:

    That’s what gun free zones get you. The criminals don’t pay attention to the signs saying guns not allowed.

  • Mark Taylor says:

    the mall isn’t a gun free zone…..

    • Justin Alger says:

      all simon malls are gun free zones

    • Garrett says:

      So a mall shoot out would have been better than the thieves getting what they wanted and fleeing before anyone got hurt?

    • tony says:

      Realy, it doesn’t matter if it was or was not a gun free zone they are criminals they don’t follow the laws

    • JDW says:

      While I hold the belief that we have the right to carry firearms, I do want to point out that no guns were believed to have been used in the robbery. (Probably b/c the theives know that if a gun were to be involved it would heighten the punishment if they got caught)

    • Nonya Bidness says:

      Police say the men were, “wearing black clothing, black hoodies armed with sledge hammers and guns.”

      They did have guns ….. Most carry permit holders carry for self protection. If I were not in the store I would have moved as far away from that robbery as I could get and called the police. I have no desire to get into a shootout with armed thugs. And my carry weapon is for protecting me ….. If you want protection then you need to carry too.

    • kelly wynn says:

      LOL..are you for real? Criminals that obey the law?

    • Mendy Knecht says:

      The mall has only ONE sign inside the main entrance that states No Weapons Allowed…. so I just use a different door. :p Shameful that law abiding people, with permits to carry, are not welcomed in this mall. I try not to shop there but when I have to, I carry. Period.

  • bewildered says:

    Time for me to get my Family out if only I could afford it. Want to hang, love my Neighbors, but been trying for years

    Todd, idiots willing to storm a Mall at a peak time on a peak night? Nothing going to prevent that though I wish it could. You would think these idiots would hit a target off hours and not put so many people at risk. These punks dont care. Sadly, much like terrorism, and random shootings, you can never stop it entirely.

    • GradyPhilpott says:

      They hit the store when the store is open and there are plenty of unarmed people around to make it harder for law enforcement to do anything, because they’re afraid of hitting civilians. Besides, these kinds of smash and grabs are pretty well organized and the crooks can be in and out in a few minutes.

      There’s very little drama, because everyone will fall to the floor or run and hide, leaving the crooks with the mall pretty much to themselves, while they do their deed and hit the road.

  • Brenda Bucks says:

    Memphis Reppin’

  • MikeBarret says:

    Was it 5 white males?

    • TruthTeller says:

      “Was it 5 white males?”

      When the media conceals the race of the suspects, you already know…

    • Mike Mike says:

      No they weren’t white. I was at the mall. They were all Bhutanese, from Bhutan. There’s a Bhutanese gang in Cordova.

      • toby says:

        Don’t worry, AC Wharton will lead a prayer march through the food court and declare the mall is safe.

  • Trina says:

    Hope they get caught! Risking the lives of innocent people.

  • Mike Mike says:

    They were from Bhutan. Last time I checked, Bhutanese people were Asian. They are close to where the Dalai Lama lives. There’s a large Bhutanese gang-banging population in Cordova. It’s getting to where the blacks are moving away to get away from the Bhutanese invasion. Im sick and tired of it. I want peace

  • James says:

    I get so sick of racial stereotyping if u wasn’t inside the mall plz STHU. The only ppl that know who(or what race the robbers were) are the ppl that was inside Reed’s

    • HARDTRUTH says:

      How much you want to put on the table playa, wanna bet???

      • usmc says:

        Number one, I’m not your “playa”, number two, I’m granted the God given right of the US constitution to be armed. I have seen a sign before stating what I said before, if it’s been changed since oh well. I WILL ALWAYS be armed when I travel the the great ghetto of Memphis TN.

      • dirk diggler says:

        As a former Marine who is dark green, I say to you shut the hell up.

    • K Poole says:

      If u weren’t inside the mall. And people that were inside Reed’s. Correct grammar might make you look intelligent.

    • Grace says:

      What you can do is find out what percentage of the crimes are committed by which race, and it’s safe to say that there was a whatever percent it is chance that it was done by that race. You won’t be 100% correct, but you will be as close as you can get without being there.

    • Cody says:

      It’s dumb and ignorant people like you that make Cordova and Memphis a disgrace !

  • Sam says:

    It’s scary no matter what race! U can’t even go
    to the dang mall anymore!

  • toby says:

    Boycott Wolfchase Mall until it stops being a gun free zone.

  • usmc says:

    Wolfchase mall is not a gun free zone. The sign at the doors clearly states you must have a license to carry a concealed weapon.

  • Sarah says:

    “Police say there were numerous calls from people on the mall who are hiding.”

    I’m just wondering if you would like to hire a writer who can, ya know, write with grammatical accuracy. Because I would happily do that for you.

  • Joe Censored says:

    Cordova… The new Hickory Hood!!! Thanks for destroying another neighborhood.

    Memphis Representing!!!

  • Esther says:

    I was working at the mall and I saw everybody running out. My manager heard the gun shot, but I didn’t.

  • MS chick says:

    Honestly, now in days it doesn’t matter the color. There’s some crazy, nasty, dumb, sick what ever in every race. I don’t judge people by their color anymore. These days they come in all shades.

  • Joey B says:

    Was in the movie theater during this, we were never alerted. I have told (though not confirmed) that parts of the mall were evacuated. If the theater was forgotten something is very wrong with their response system.

  • sara says:

    They came in like a wrecking ball

  • Joe Censored says:

    Catherine Fleming, typical Memphis hood rat. Making excuses and trying to deflect from HER peoples wrong doings instead of condemning their heinous actions. Next thing she will tell us is that she is “blessed”. Typical mongrel.

    Catherine Fleming, “Keepin it Real”!!!

    This town needs an enema.

    Memphis Representing!!!

    • toby says:

      And nearly 11,000 blacks killed each other during the Trayvon trial, but you don’t hear Sharpton or Jackson making a case out of that do you?

      • All knowing says:

        @toby and how many blacks were killed by whites during the trial that’s the stat I would like to know. Google Albert Wright

      • toby says:

        Oh, that all you got? Throw up one black man killed by whites? How about we report on all the black on white crime that goes unreported? The Aussie who was shot by the blacks in Memphis? The countless elderly victims of the knockout game that WREG doesn’t report on across the nation? Remember Channon Christian? Nothing was said about her, nothing made nationwide news as a bunch of blacks gang raped her and her boyfriend and killed them. Stop giving me isolated incidents when the issue is BLACK.

      • All knowing says:

        @toby Google: Trayvon Martin, Aaron Campbell, Victor Steen, Steven Washington, Oscar Grant, Albert Wright, James Craig Anderson, Kendrick Johnson. Google then please comment on what they all have in common.

      • toby says:

        Google nearly 11,000 blacks killed by other blacks during the Trayvon trial and no one says a thing about it.

        Trayvon was killed by a hispanic, so you’ve proven yourself a complete idiot.

        Keep thinning the herd my friend.

      • dirk diggler says:

        You are a coward.

      • toby says:

        Top 25 most dangerous hoods in the USA, all BLACK..what you got to say about that?

      • dirk diggler says:

        You are a small _ickhead.

      • toby says:

        And you’re another kool aid drinking liberal.

      • DirtyDova says:

        Obama voters be gettin’ crunk!

    • All knowing says:

      They stole $11,000 worth of jewelry and the Arlington school worker stoke over $140,000 but I guess she needed hers more.

    • All knowing says:


  • Dennis says:

    Just Commucrats (Democrats for those in denial) !

  • Phil says:

    Poor Catherine. Still drinkin the kool-aide, and still believing in all that “Hopey/Changey.”

  • Rita Turner says:

    I see as usual ignorance is the theme! Oh live in Cordova and I have black and white neighbors that I wished had stayed where ever they were before!

  • angela says:

    Noone is checking people for weapons before we enter the mall so let’s just face it nowhere is no more.

  • Toby says:

    Just heard the story on national news radio. Way to go Memphidishu no one wants your town and it’s thugs.

  • Chelsea says:

    I was there today and I have to say the stores did what they needed to do. As soon as people started screaming store managers pulled people to the back of the stores and closed the gates. However the mall did not say anything to inform any one what was going on we found it was safe to reopen the store by dialing 911. But after having the armed shooter drill all the mall employees know what to do. That is why there were no injuries even in all the ciaos. Which it was the people running and screaming “they’re shooting!” that let the stores on my end know there was something wrong. If not most of the mall would’ve had no clue there were armed men running around at all! Which you think they would’ve made an announcement to go on lock down or something and it could’ve cut down on some of the ciaos but that is neither here or there. The important thing is no one was hurt and regardless of race these were 5 intelligent people who had a successful plan. The ciaos that ensued offered a great cover for them and there is no race described because no one knows for sure yet. The police haven’t said and out of everyone there today there are maybe two people who actually know the race but that is neither here nor there. They are criminals white, black, Asian, Latina, or any other race it doesn’t matter. Plus it is a mile long mall there was a lot of ground to cover and videos to watch and im sure telling you small minded individuals the race isn’t on the priority list. Plus to bring up something recent when that little girl was almost grabbed by kingsbury they didn’t release that guys race either he turned out to be neither white or black. You know there are other races out there folks how about we stop living like we are in the 1950′s?

  • Scot Wieland says:

    wolfhood. its so sad

  • David says:

    Stop making this about race people! We weren’t meant to talk this heinously about each other! How does any of this arguing make anything better?! Most of you need to find your heart and fill it with a little more tolerance towards your fellow man.

    A White Guy :)

  • THE END says:

    The front of the mall does not have a sign other then the white board on the rules of the mall. Which to keep guns out of the mall legally signs are required to be a certain size and at every entrance of the mall which it’s not ! I will still keep my gun with me even at the mall.

  • Adlehein Jobbins says:

    If we think about all possibilities, sounds like it could be a inside job. I doubt there are 65 Rolex’s worth $11,000 each, at one store every day. That $710,000 in inventory. Someone had to tell the gang that the merchandises would available during that time frame.I sure Memphis PD are thinking outside of the box.

    • dam fools says:

      Jobbins you are the smartest person on here, it’s a insurance scam all day. I saw 74 Rolexs when I was in there. Lol!!!

  • Mike says:


  • ej says:

    It is not a gun free zone as a permit holder even if it was I will carry mine to protect my family. And far as the kids doing the knock out game its just a matter of time they hit tje wrong person and they get delt with the grown folks way.

  • Nonya Bidness says:

    This robbery was practiced, and well thought through. That should rule out black participation. It was also brazen which would rule out white perps. My bet is Asian of some sort.

  • Betty says:

    Wolfchase is in Bartlett not Cordova. Why does everyone keep saying it is Cordova?

  • Tony says:

    Joe Censored you are a _ick! If it was black or Latino The Wolfchase mall has been plagued by crime since it was opened. Remember the man who was trying to molest little kids…. or the series of robberies since it was opened? Can you say they were done by blacks or Latinos or whites. It’s a mall that has its share of unfortunate events even when it was thought to be a safe family mall. You guys putting race at the forefront are doing nothing but race baiting.

  • Don says:

    Wolfchase Mall, Okay Tony, Have your people check all of the stores in the area that handle Sledge Hammers and see if anyone has bought or stolen or bought some. Also I would advise Mall security to make sure no one is walking around carrying a sledge hammer. If you have a problem, ask Shelby County to take over the investigation before AC tells you to Stand down.

  • toby says:

    And people wonder why everyone’s bailing to Fayette and Tipton county.

  • Ben Smith says:

    To the question of concealed carry in the mall: In very fine print, Simon Malls makes it very clear that even concealed carry permit holders are prohibited from bringing firearms on the premises; verbatim. I’ve personally read the rules and regs posted near every mall entrance.It’s there. Hence,I have not shopped there in over 3 years,nor plan on doing so. In regards to the act itself, this appears to have been well planned and orchestrated through reconnaissance of the site,store,and shoppers.I would also suspect that the perps had some inside knowledge of the inventory. A crime like this has to have a high reward to risk ratio.For the would CCP crime stoppers, I would not have intervened,even with my prior military training.This scenario could have escalated quickly into hostage taking and free fire in a crowded mall. Sad to say,the perps outsmarted the system and nobody could do anything about it.

  • GoodCitizen says:

    Are people on this message thread REALLY trying to convince us that most crimes committed in Memphis are not committed by blacks?

    Wow, that kind of self-delusion is breathtaking.

  • Publius says:

    To live in Memphis and not know that most crimes committed in this city are committed by blacks betrays a breath-taking level of ignorance.

    Or could it be self-delusion? Simple denial? How do you live in Memphis and deny what is in front of your face? What is obvious? What is clearly borne out by crime statistics?

    Do you imagine that there is virtue in denying reality? That if you ignore or conceal the truth it makes you a more “tolerant” and loving individual?

    What a mess.

    • toby says:

      Just like the top 25 most dangerous neighborhoods in the USA are all black, the stats don’t lie but the Obamaites still cry racism. It’s not racism if it’s true.

  • Mike says:

    65 Rolex?? I have looked at Rolex watches there before and I have never seen more that 18-20 on display. Insurance padding maybe? 65 of them would be a $7 million inventory just in Rolex. If you are displaying $7 million just in Rolex watches, in a mall, you deserve to get robbed.

  • Louisville via Memphis says:

    It amazes me how many individuals hide behind their computers talking down about someone else, but when you see that same person in public,they’re the biggest cowards…Grow up and get a life…If you don’t like Memphis, move like I did……smGDh

  • Louisville via Memphis says:

    Your welcome

  • All knowing says:

    My guess is the perps weren’t white because they didn’t shoot up their family at home then come to the mall and shoot everyone up.

    • MikeBarret says:

      Family, do you mean Baby Mamma and her 3 other kids by 3 other males?

      • All knowing says:

        No I mean their family that consists of their drunk mother and their weirdo dad that doesn’t interact with the family because he’s in the garage looking at porn or mailing letters with ricin

  • Nuclear Mike says:

    Why to stay away from memphis for shopping as the thugs have taken over everywhere as the MPD wallows in corruption!!!

  • MikeBarret says:

    Where is Martin Luther King for the White man? I’m a minority in Memphis and I need representation. Maybe some of those reparations too.

    • All Knowing says:

      @mike barrett your life is a reparation

      • toby says:

        You mean the reparations blacks should be getting from Africa since their own tribesmen sold them into slavery and the black slave owners in the south? The stupidity of you people amazes me you believe everything the history books tell you.

    • Murray Hogarth says:

      we are the fastest growing minority in America.

  • All Knowing says:

    @toby Please send me the link to your stats

  • Murray Hogarth says:

    the natives can’t handle having a mall. everybody forgets that the foote and cleaborn homes hood rats helped destroy Peabody place

  • Murray Hogarth says:

    they have set their sights on wolfchase now.

  • HatesElvis says:

    You white people been killing black kids and burning churches for years I don’t think u wanna do a body count toby, white on black crime is a fact that’s been going on for years…

  • they place tracers with GPS in store displays. Don’t tell the robbers this.

  • yuri mali says:

    dont pay attention to toby he’s just another racist scumbag thats mad because his mom secretly likes big black cockcs

  • plowboy says:

    Savages, they’d still be eating each other if they were in their

  • Stupidity is a disease says:

    Every story has the same stupid comments…everyone should get over themselves. If these guys were black shame on them….if they were white shame on them it’s more to life than black and white. No duh most crime in Memphis is committed by blacks…the city is majority black. Who cares who is committing the crime my issue is “crime” not who committed the crime. I don’t care who kills or is being killed…I care that someone lost their life. Ignorant people take the time to leave stupid comments about race on almost every article. This was probably an inside job… Or an organized crime group who has no affiliation with Memphis. There was a similar robbery in Atlanta so I’m almost sure of it.

  • Make Mine Stupid says:

    There is something fishy about this whole affair. A mall full of people, yet no one saw a thing? What, did these people have Star Trekish personal cloaking devices or something? This was too well planed out and the timing was too convenient also. I’m leaning toward this being an inside job too. This was pulled off with perfection, TOO MUCH perfection to have just been a common smash and grab.

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  • polo solo6 says:

    Toby you know that the only way you can function on a daily basis is for you to get on this blog and hate on African Americans. The owner of this news site must be your dad/brother or you wouldn’t be allowed to hate unless you have a valid reason. Being a failure in life isn’t a reason that you can hate on an innocent person. Sound like a loser on black crime to me. Face it you and all your buddies you wouldn’t be heard unless you blogged, that way you can vent and it shows how miserable life is for you and others. You looking forward to tomorrow so you can be your sorry self and say things you couldn’t be paid to say openly. Cowards sit up and practice at night what will be said the next news post. We know how Memphis got so corrupt, now just let the seed your people planted grew!

    • grayhawk says:

      I agree with you the white people that print toby mess cause more harm
      than good on this post.this WHITE BOY an the WHITE FOLK who post this
      BULL must be REDNECK.

  • lakeesha bowles says:

    Ijs what is stopping all you complaining people from moving…leave memphis..problem solved.Sick of racist idiots..just leave memphis,ain’t nobody got a gun to your head begging you to stay,so leave please.Because crime us everywhere,plain and simple.

  • HatesElvis says:

    Inside job plain and simple

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