Crooks use power tools to steal $30K worth of jeans


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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Security cameras captured a group of bold burglars using power tools to get into a clothing store in Parkway Village.

The suspects then busted through Superior clothing store on South Perkins Tuesday morning.

The footage shows them carrying out piles of clothing, jumping into their cars and speeding off.

"As soon as we arrived, the front gate was smashed," said manager Thaer Ginem.

Soon after, he noticed these empty tables —his high-end jeans gone.

"Around $30,000. Our jeans retail at $600, so it was a hit. I had to take a hit."

Ginem says Tuesday's burglary isn't the first time thieves hit the place. In fact, he says it happens so much he stopped reporting attempted break-ins so his insurance doesn't drop him.

Ginem says a lot of celebrities shop at his store, which may be why it's a target.

"It's been going on for a while know. We can't seem to catch them."

Until then, Ginem is adding even more security: another gate on top of the gate he already has. He says he's going to great lengths just to make a living.

"No matter what we do, how secure we make this facility, there's still people can come in and get what they want when they want."

If you know anything or recognize the men, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH. There's a possible reward if you can help authorities make an arrest.

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