MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police are looking for three suspects who stole cigarillos and e-cigarettes from an East Memphis gas station.
According to Memphis Police, around 3:30 a.m., on Friday, officers responded to a Burglary Business in the 800 block of Mt. Moriah Road. A person told police that he received a call from the security company advising that there was movement inside the building around 3:15 a.m.
Officers made the scene and observed the front glass windows and glass doors broken out. The complainant made the scene and advised that 300 cigarillos and 60 electric cigarettes were missing from the location.
The three suspects left the scene in a dark-colored sedan. The merchandise stolen was valued at $1,000, and damages totaled $2,000.
No arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.
The owner of the convenience store spoke with WREG-TV about the ordeal. He asked us not to use his name but tells us this is the second time in the last six months his place has been targeted.
He says it’s affecting his insurance.
“Whenever you file a claim they go up on your premium. So you know basically you are getting robbed from two ends,” the owner said. “I certainly hope that they catch them.”
The owner of the business says he has a message to the people who did this.
“Please don’t do this. We are struggling as a business owner, last year everybody knows it was the pandemic, the business was not there. People were not moving so the gas volumes were down. Everything was down, you know? We are trying our best to survive over here. This is not a big corporate owned store. It’s a family owned business. It’s paying for my bills, for my family, for my kids,” the owner said.
The business is now taking extra security precautions.
Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.