MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Suspects broke into a local City Gear Wednesday morning and stole over $5,000 worth of items.
Wednesday morning, officers responded to a business burglary at City Gear on American Way. Once on the scene, police saw two men leaving the clothing store.
The suspects fled the scene in a black Dodge Challenger and a black Mazda CX-5. They drove westbound onto 240 and South Perkins Road, according to reports.
Memphis Police found that the front door and side windows had been vandalized. The district manager, Mike Montgomery, said $5,630 worth of hats, shoes, shirts and shorts were stolen.
Montgomery also says he’s tired of his store being a target for criminals. “If you need the money, come see me. I can give you a job.”
This isn’t the first time thieves have hit one of his stores. “At one point in time, I was getting calls four times in one week. Four different stores that were broken into.” He says they had around 11 break-ins across all City Gears in the city of Memphis last year.
One of the locations lost 20% of its sales last year.
The Memphis-based company has increased security at all locations. However, he says staying ahead of the criminals has been challenging.
“This is where we originated at. So, I don’t see City Gear leaving here. I don’t really see our stores shutting down, but we do have to do some better at trying to keep the merchandise inside the stores,” said Montgomery.
MPD says no arrests have been made, and this is an ongoing investigation. If you know anything about this incident, you are urged to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.