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Alarming Burglary Spree Targeting Midtown Businesses Leaves Owners Desperate for Answers

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Midtown businesses send a message to burglars following third break-in

Recent Burglaries in Midtown’s Cooper Young Area Leave Business Owners Alarmed

Ounce of Hope, the latest business to fall victim to a series of burglaries in the Cooper Young area of Midtown, is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the identification of the suspects involved. This incident marks the third time in the past year that the store has been broken into, causing frustration among staff and leaving them feeling overwhelmed.

The burglary occurred at Ounce of Hope on Wednesday night when two men broke into the store and stole nearly $6,000 worth of merchandise. Assistant manager Charlotte Campbell expressed her dismay over the situation, stating that these repeated incidents have left them facing challenges such as being dropped by an insurance company and increased rates as a result. Despite these setbacks, Ounce of Hope continues to provide support and sustenance to residents without passing on additional costs to customers.

According to data from the Memphis Data Hub, there have been 42 reports of burglaries and robberies 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, 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 that local businesses are essential components of their community and urged those responsible for these crimes to consider their impact on residents who rely on them for support and sustenance. She called on anyone with information about these incidents to contact CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH so that those responsible can be held accountable for their actions.

By Samantha Nguyen

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