Cameras capture man stealing furniture, lawn ornaments in East Memphis

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A crook has been creeping around an East Memphis neighborhood, stealing almost anything left out in the open.

Neighbors said the man is stealing furniture, lawn ornaments, and even stepping stones from yards.

In a video everyone in the Shady Grove area is talking about, a man is seen stealing from their yards.

"It's almost like, you know, you're violated," Trinna Herron said.

Herron got the surprise of her life when she opened her patio door Monday morning.

"There was no patio furniture," Herron said.

The homeowner said while the crook thought no one was watching, a surveillance camera on the patio recorded everything.

"Gets out, walks, and loads my patio furniture on the back of his truck like 'no big deal,' and drove off," Herron said. "You hear about that kind of stuff happening, but when it happens to you - you're like, wow!"

The incident on Monday was not the first time the thief struck. Neighbors said he's been swiping their stuff for about a month.

People who live in the neighborhood reported missing cushions, lawn decorations, and stepping stones.

"He took all 14 of those," Herron said.

"We all work hard for our things and for somebody just to feel that they have a right to come and take your stuff it angers you," Herron added.

The man only had one way in and one way out of the small 26-house development.

"I'm hoping that there's a viewer out there somewhere that might recognize this man and can call Crime Stoppers, police, whoever.  So maybe he'll stop," Herron said.

If you know anything that will help police nab the man in the video, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.


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