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Midtown businesses issue warning to burglars following third break-in

Byeditor

Apr 3, 2024

Business owners in the Cooper Young area of Midtown, Memphis are on high alert following a recent string of burglaries in the area. Ounce of Hope is the latest business to be hit, with nearly $6,000 worth of merchandise stolen in the most recent incident. This marks the third break-in at the store in the past year, causing frustration and financial strain on the staff.

Assistant manager Charlotte Campbell described the break-in as a quick ransacking of the place lasting about a minute and a half. The repeated burglaries have resulted in increased insurance rates for the store, impacting their expenses without passing the cost onto customers. The community is deeply affected by these crimes, as local businesses like Ounce of Hope are essential to the neighborhood.

Surveillance cameras at Ounce of Hope captured a clear photo of one of the thieves involved in the recent burglary, but it remains unclear if they are connected to another break-in at Aldo’s Pizza in the area. The burglaries have sparked concerns among residents and businesses in the community, highlighting the importance of supporting local establishments and coming together to address rising crime rates.

In response to the burglaries, Ounce of Hope is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the identification of the suspects. Memphis Police are urging anyone with relevant information to contact CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH. The incidents serve as a reminder for residents to stay vigilant and report any suspicious activity to authorities promptly. Stay updated on the latest news, weather, and more by visiting WREG.com for updates.

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