It happened on York Avenue in Midtown where several tiny houses are under construction next to some railroad tracks. Police say three people came to steal scooters off a CSX train stopped there Tuesday.
Memphis officers and CSX railway police had the tracks under surveillance following a rash of recent train burglaries and got lucky when they say they spotted two men breaking into several boxcars and a third near a getaway vehicle.
Marquesio Cooper and Acy Talley are both charged with 12 counts of burglary of a boxcar and theft of property. Police say Talley admitted to breaking into the train.
The third person got away. Officers say they found the stolen items stacked near a house.
people who work in this area not surprised to hear about it.