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Police: Victim tracks down Memphis TV thieves

Laroi Hall, left, and Tamica Henderson, photo courtesy Shelby County Jail. Laroi Hall, left, and Tamica Henderson, photo courtesy Shelby County Jail.

(WMC-TV) – Two accused TV thieves are behind bars after the Memphis woman they allegedly stole from tracked down her stuff.

The burglary was an epic fail for two reasons. First, here was a determined victim with a lot of friends. Second, the dolly the accused crooks used was a dead giveaway.

The flat screen TV vanished from a house on Springdale.

The woman who owns the TV found no shortage of eyewitnesses because of an odd getaway choice made by the accused thieves.

Her TV wasn't the only thing stolen. Her mover's dolly had disappeared too. In fact, witnesses say they saw the men put the TV on the dolly and roll it straight down Springdale Street.

When the owner stopped inside King's Drive-In Grocery just a few doors down and relayed her story, the store's owner told her about the guy he'd seen earlier that day.

"(He) had a 40-inch screen TV rolling down the street," Ali, the store's owner, said. "It dropped on him a couple of times. He kept picking it up… He was strong. But it was, you know, something you'd put on YouTube or whatever."

Within minutes, a friend saw two people outside a house two blocks away removing the TV from the dolly and loading it into a car.

That's when the TV's owner showed up and stopped them.

"People work hard for what they earn and when somebody tries to steal their stuff, they do whatever it takes to try to get their stuff back," said Timothy Bell, of North Memphis.

After getting caught by their victim, Laroi Hall and Tamica Henderson were charged with burglary and theft.

Hall's bond is $20,000. Henderson's is $10,000.

Both the TV and the dolly were returned to their rightful owner.

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