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

The Cooper Young area of Midtown is facing a burglary epidemic, with several businesses falling victim to thefts in the past year. Ounce of Hope is the latest store to be affected, with nearly $6,000 worth of merchandise stolen during a recent break-in. This incident marks the third time that the store has been targeted by thieves, causing frustration among staff.

Assistant manager Charlotte Campbell expressed her disappointment 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, the store does not pass on these costs to customers, putting additional financial strain on their already fragile financial situation.

According to data from the 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 remains unclear if they are linked to the Aldo’s Pizza burglary.

Campbell emphasized the importance of considering the impact that these crimes have on local businesses and their communities. She highlighted how essential small businesses are in providing support and sustenance to residents. In response to this crisis, Ounce of Hope is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the identification of suspects involved in the burglary.

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

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