MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two suspects are at large following an early morning burglary in Midtown.
According to police, the suspects broke into the McLean Mart at 643 North McLean around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, setting off the security alarm. By the time officers arrived, the suspects had taken off with an undisclosed amount of cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets.
Officers determined the criminals smashed through a window in order to gain access to the building.
"It's happening. Part of living in a big city," said Derek Davis, who owns two rental properties in the area.
Police investigations showed burglars had hit the store at least two other times; camera footage from June 2018 shows two men smashing the same window, climbing in, tearing off the window frame and then stealing similar items.
At that time WREG spoke with an employee who said they'd just installed alarms, because burglaries had already become a problem.
But clearly, the measures aren't doing enough.
We spoke with the manager Wednesday who says the store has new ownership. She didn't want to comment on the incident, but others who spend time here say they hope word gets out.
"I think people probably should know. It's always nice to know what's going on in your neighborhood. I hope it doesn't affect this area," a customer said.
No arrests have been made. If you can help, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.