Midtown businesses send a message to burglars following third break-in

In the bustling area of Midtown’s Cooper Young, business owners are on high alert following a series of burglaries in the past year. The latest victim is Ounce of Hope, with over $6,000 worth of merchandise stolen during a break-in. This is the third time in a row that the store has been targeted, causing frustration among staff members.

Assistant manager Charlotte Campbell expressed her disappointment and frustration over the situation. She shared that Ounce of Hope has faced numerous challenges such as being dropped by an insurance company and increased rates due to these repeated burglaries. Despite these challenges, the store does not pass on these costs to customers, further straining their financial situation.

Data from Memphis Data Hub shows that there have been 42 reports of burglaries and robberies targeting businesses within a half-mile radius of Ounce of Hope in the past year. The most recent incident involved two men breaking into Aldo’s Pizza and stealing over $1,000 worth of food and alcohol. Surveillance cameras at Ounce of Hope captured a clear photo of one of the thieves, but it is unclear if they are connected to the Aldo’s Pizza burglary.

Campbell emphasized the impact these crimes have on the community and urged those responsible to consider their actions carefully. She highlighted how local businesses are essential components that provide support and sustenance to residents. Ounce of Hope is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the identification of suspects involved in the burglary.

Police urge anyone with information about these crimes to contact CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH for updates on news, weather, sports, streaming video on WREG.com

By Riley Johnson

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