Nearly 50 cars broken into at 3 locations in Shelby County

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – It was not a good Monday for dozens of drivers who woke up to find their vehicles had been vandalized or ransacked overnight.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department said 23 vehicles were broken into at the Castlewood Suites on Whitten Road early Monday morning.

Darius Brown, who was in town for work, was staying at the hotel. When he drove into the parking lot, he immediately noticed that someone had smashed the driver’s side window and he was not alone.

“There were 22 other cars affected in the same parking lot,” Brown said.

Brown’s damaged rental car

Brown said nothing was taken from his car.

“I landed last night so there was nothing in there,” he said.

Brown spent most of the day in Memphis trying to replace his damaged rental car.

“I drove to three different places,” Brown said. “I could make money, but instead I’m trying to get a new hire.”

Residents of Riverset Apartments on Mud Island said burglars also damaged 10 or more vehicles on their grounds in the early hours of the morning.

Calum Tuttle, a former WREG trainee, said he returned home around midnight on Monday to find his passenger side window had been smashed a few hours later. He said nothing was taken from his car.

Tuttle’s vehicle

“After working for you guys for so long and reading and writing a handful of stories about broken into cars, I kind of got the feeling that maybe it’s not a good idea to leave things behind. of value in your car,” Tuttle said.

Additionally, overnight, more than a dozen car burglaries were reported at the Sheratan Hotel also in the city center.

One victim said he paid for valet parking at the North Main Street hotel, but his car was still hit.

Police say never leave valuables inside your vehicle, especially a firearm that is not secure. They mostly say; car thieves are looking for weapons.

If you know anything about these car break-ins, call Crime Stoppers at (901)-528-CASH.

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