MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Police said two teens and a juvenile were caught red-handed with TVs stolen from the Hamilton Community Center.
Jamarco Tyms and Marquaviou Byrd are both facing charges of burglary.
A 16-year-old, who was with them, was also arrested.
The director of the community center told police someone broke in through a back door and took three large flat-screen TVs and three Xboxes.
Investigators said the thieves didn’t get very far.
People in the neighbor called police and told them they saw some young men running through the neighborhood with flat-screen TVs.
Tyms, Byrd and the juvenile were arrested at a house just across the street from the community center.
A man at the home told police they were trying to sell him the TVs.
“It’s really bad. Anybody stealing today is really bad,” said Vivian Wright.
Neighbors said they were glad people were looking out for the neighbor and can’t believe teens would essentially steal from other kids at the community center.
“I think it’s not right what they did that. They shouldn’t do that to the children because they go there and play all the time,” said Eisha Husband.
Police recovered the TVs, but no word on the gaming systems.