Rash of burglaries reported in Midtown - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Rash of burglaries reported in Midtown

Tabbitha Gregory, who lives in midtown, says her home has been targetted by thieves at least 4 times. Tabbitha Gregory, who lives in midtown, says her home has been targetted by thieves at least 4 times.

(WMC-TV) - Midtown residents are on edge after more than a half of a dozen people were robbed in their own driveways.

This rash of crime has residents in the Humes Heights neighborhood on edge.

With several surveillance cameras surrounding her home, Tabbitha Gregory is not taking any chances.

"We put security cameras up at our house to try to keep us protected," she said.

Gregory's home has been targeted by thieves at least four times.

"First we got hit with the weed eater in the backyard," she said. In addition to that, two of her cars have been broken into.

"He came up this way, looked into the truck to see if there was anything in the truck, looked to see if anyone was coming, creeped around the truck. My SUV was sitting here. Went up to the passenger side and opened the door," she described the video her surveillance videos captured of the thief.

According to the Memphis Police Department's Cyber Watch Alert, there have been at least eight reported incidents since June of this year.

Neighbors say homes between Larchmont Circle and Humes Street are being targeted by a man on a bicycle. The suspect has broken into homes and cars stealing electronics and other valuables.

Action News 5 was one neighbor's car was stolen and another resident was held up at gunpoint. Gregory says she is not sure if it is the same suspect.

Now, she is hoping other neighbors will protect themselves and their property.

"We warned our neighbors ‘cause they also have children to just kinda look out and if they see anything suspicious to call police," said Gregory.

Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to call the Memphis Police at 901-545-2677.

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