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

In the Cooper Young area of Midtown, business owners are on high alert after a series of recent burglaries in the region. Ounce of Hope is the latest victim to these crimes, with over $6,000 worth of merchandise stolen during the break-in. This incident marks the third time in the past year that the store has been broken into, causing frustration among staff members.

Assistant manager Charlotte Campbell expressed her dismay over the situation, stating that the store has faced challenges such as being dropped by an insurance company and increased rates due to these repeated burglaries. Despite these setbacks, Campbell emphasized that they do not pass on these costs to customers.

According to data from Memphis Data Hub, there have been 42 reports of burglaries and robberies of businesses within a half-mile radius of Ounce of Hope in the last 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 Aldo’s Pizza burglary.

Campbell emphasized how these crimes impacted not only her business but also the community as a whole. She urged those responsible for these actions to consider their consequences and remember that local businesses play an essential role in supporting and sustaining residents. To help solve this case Ounce of Hope is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the identification of suspects involved in this burglary.

Police are urging anyone with information about these incidents to contact CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH. For up-to-date news, weather forecasts, sports scores and streaming video viewers can visit WREG News Channel 3 website

By Aiden Johnson

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