Downtown wine, bike burglary suspect arrested - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Downtown wine, bike burglary suspect arrested

Alexander Todd (Source: SCSO) Alexander Todd (Source: SCSO)

Memphis police officers arrested a man they said is responsible for three burglaries in Downtown Memphis.

Alexander Todd was developed as a suspect on October 17. Memphis Police Department said he admitted to committing three of the dozens of burglaries that were recently reported. 

One of the Downtown burglary victims is Don Williams. He said someone stole from his storage unit on South Front Street.

Todd admitted to stealing from a storage unit on South Front Street, but not from Williams' storage unit.

Still, Williams thinks Todd is behind all of the burglaries, and he is happy that police were able to track him down.

"My initial reaction is very good. I'm positive," Williams said. "I know the police department has been working hard at it, and I'm glad that they did and I'm glad they have an arrest."

One witness said he saw Todd breaking into the basement of the downtown coffee shop Tamp & Tap on Gayoso.

"He was trying to be greedy and come back and we caught him," Derek Ross, who works downtown, said. "It's a good feeling. I've been working downtown a long time and we're like family and it feels like family down here."

The first burglary Todd confessed to was committed on September 18. The victim told police his bicycle, valued at $250, was stolen from a secured garage at 435 South Front Street. According to the police report, the victim said the garage can only be accessed by key card.

The second burglary happened on September 28. The victim told police his storage unit at South Main Storage, located at 105 S. Main Street, was broken into. The victim said the suspect pried the lock on the door to gain access to two storage units inside. The victim reported a silver road bike, worth $500, was stolen.

The third burglary was committed on October 9. The victim told officers that $500 worth of wine was stolen from Tamp & Tap, which is located on the 100 block of Gayoso Avenue.

Downtown Memphis Flats said extra police patrols, security camera footage, and tips from people in the area led to Todd's arrest. Todd is charged with three counts of burglary, two counts of theft of property, and a separate theft of property charge.

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