Suspects wanted after rash of car burglaries in East Memphis


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police released video of a group of men wanted after a rash of car burglaries in East Memphis.

It happened in the Richland Acres area off Walnut Grove.

In the video the thieves smashed into a car. It was just one of nine vehicles targeted early Saturday morning and on three separate street.

The crooks smashed a number of windows and ransacked some of the vehicles. They took cash and whatever else they could get their hands on.

“I was sitting on couch with my daughter around 8 a.m. when the cops knocked on the door and said did you know your car door was open.”

When she looked at video from her driveway camera she found out why. Someone rummaged through her car.

“He had a flashlight and a mask on you could see he was in a blue jacket.”

In the distance you can see at least two others at vehicles parked across the street. One of them even set off a car alarm and they all go running.

“It’s scary especially at one in the morning and the fact that it was a group of people. Definitely makes me more uneasy.”

Steven Kelley believes the same guys are responsible for several more car break-ins in the Normandy Meadows neighborhood, including on last week on his street.

“Finding out that this happened is extremely sad. It’s a great neighborhood.”

Neighbors said they’re now taking other safety measure to protect themselves and their property.

 “I didn’t have our actual alarm set that night but I’m going to have that set from now on.”

If you know anything, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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