MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police are looking for a suspect they say is responsible for stealing money orders from a Whitehaven drop box.
MPD said surveillance video showed a man looking inside the drop box at the Hillcrest Apartments around 10 pm on Friday, September 30. The man went back to his car, grabbed a mouse trap, and placed it inside the box.
The manager at Hillcrest, who did not want to be identified, said the suspect used some kind of sticky card similar to one you use for mice or roaches with a string or fishing line attached.
She saw him while she was reviewing the surveillance video.
She said he put the sticky card through the drop box slot near the leasing office on the complex property and, in her words, appeared to “fish around” until two pieces of mail got stuck to the card.
Police said the man was able to grab two money orders from the drop box, and he walked back to a silver four-door sedan, possibly an Infiniti.
We were told management was able to stop payment on the money orders so no tenants lost money.
The manager told WREG she’s never seen the thief and management has since sealed off the “drop box” so it can’t be used. We’re told tenants can either drop their payment off at the leasing office or pay online.
No arrests have been made in this case. Police are now actively investigating.
If you know anything about this incident, you are urged to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.