MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police are investigating another robbery in the Mid-South. This time, Mr. Gold Box, a jewelry store in Wolfchase Galleria, was robbed.
The Memphis Police Department released a video of the suspects. The owner of Mr. Gold Box said the people who stole from the store came in with a hammer. They smashed the glass cases of jewelry and stole between $30,000 and $40,000 worth of merchandise.
The owner also said Memphis police took about 15-20 minutes to arrive on the scene of the theft. They're currently working to get the glass fixed, but in the meantime, they aren't closed.
This latest crime makes around 10 thefts at the Wolfchase Galleria since Jan. 1, 2023.
The data of thefts, robberies, breaking and entering and property crime at the mall increased by about 100 incidents from 2021 to 2022. Memphis police said officers routinely patrol the area around Wolfchase Mall.
During heavy shopping seasons, they work alongside the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the Bartlett Police Department.
When we went to the mall Wednesday, there weren’t any Memphis police officers patrolling the outer perimeter, but there are three Skycop cameras setup around the mall area.
Memphis police also encouraged everyone to lock their cars while shopping but said they do have an auto theft task force working to combat crime in the area.