MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police say a man who had his Infiniti stolen from outside Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital helped them identify a car thief involved in several other auto thefts, and vehicle break-ins.
Investigators said the 2012 Infiniti G37 was driven off the lot on May 3. The victim said along with the car, the crook got his credit cards and a MacBook Pro.
The victim said he got a notification that someone tried to log into his MacBook with an email address using the name mjstackss. Police said the victim did some digging on social media and found a picture for mjstackss, which helped them develop Myron McGhee, 18, as a suspect.
Detectives said they also obtained video footage of McGhee trying to use the victim’s Cash App card at a Valero on Chelsea.
McGhee was arrested Wednesday during an Auto Task Force Operation involving stolen guns, vehicles, and car break-ins in the airport area. Deario Wilkerson, 18, and Miko Armstead, 18, were also taken into custody.
Police said at the time they were in a stolen white Dodger and a stolen gold Chevy Tahoe and breaking into cars outside a business in the 1900 block of NonConnoh.
Armstead and Wilkerson were arrested at an apartment at the Corning Village Apartments in Frayser. Investigators said they found a bag the teens had been carrying that contained a vehicle programmer, a window punch, and several uncut keys. They also found two stolen weapons in the apartment.
Court records show Myron McGhee is also accused of stealing a Kia in February. Police said McGhee was captured on camera at the same Valero station getting out of the stolen Kia.
Wednesday, the Memphis Police Department said so far this year, there have been 5,540 auto thefts in the city, compared to 2,108 during the same period last year. That’s an increase of more than 160%
McGhee, Wilkerson, and Armstead are facing numerous charges. They are scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.