10 people involved in $30,000 plus City Gear heist


MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Surveillance video shows at least ten people breaking into a Whitehaven City Gear and loading handfuls of sports equipment into five luxury cars early Saturday morning.

The thieves used a bolt cutter to break into the business on Elvis Presley Boulevard around 5:30 a.m.

They spent less than twenty minutes at the store. Police said they left with $30,000 worth of Air Jordan shoes and a shabby amount of clothing.

City Gear employees wouldn’t speak on camera, but said the burglars ransacked the place. They said the store had been in Whitehaven Plaza since 1995 and it had been years since anything like this had happened there.

WREG was able to obtain a crime surveillance video from Golden Beauty Supply next door.

The workers there were unaware of the break-in and were shocked to see how many men were involved in the break-in.

Police released a photo of one of the suspects.

The City Gear Suspect

In January, six people smashed a window to enter City Gear on the 2900 block of Lamar Avenue and took $40,000 in Nike merchandise,

The smash and grab was also filmed.

In early December, a City Gear on Frayser Boulevard was hit twice by thieves within days of each other.

If you have information about burglaries, please call Crime Stoppers at (901)-528-CASH. If an arrest is made, you may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.


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