MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Colorado couple is devastated after their trailer was taken from a parking lot at the Quality Inn on Mcree Street in northeast Memphis while they were visiting the city.
Eric Brochman and his wife Janet have been staying there since Tuesday. Memphis is just one of many stops planned for their retirement vacation they’ve been on since March.
They travel with their trailer filled with thousands of dollars worth of items, and even medical equipment.
“I have a dependency on oxygen 24/7,” Janet said.
Her breathing equipment was left inside of their trailer along with four guns, clothing and many other items.
The couple says they got a call from detectives Sunday night saying the gun cases were recovered, but no signs of the guns.
“There were books that I have kept over the years and magazines. Those can’t be replaced,” Janet said.
The vehicle is described as an older model blue ford pickup with a distinctive sun damaged hood.
According to surveillance video captured by the Quality Inn, the driver can be seen cruising around the parking lot. The driver only spent about four minutes there before driving off with the trailer hooked to the back of the truck.
Fortunately, the couple says the incident hasn’t turned them away from Memphis completely. They say they should be back some time in between their other planned trips.
If you recognize the blue truck, call crimestoppers at 901-528-CASH.