2 men arrested for breaking into firehouse, stealing from sleeping firefighters

2 men arrested for breaking into firehouse, stealing from sleeping firefighters

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis police officers arrested two men suspected of breaking into a fire station and stealing from firemen as they slept.

Jordan Lakins and Casare Payne are both charged with aggravated burglary and theft of property $2,500-$10,000.

According to Memphis Police Department, the two men broke into the Memphis Fire Department Firehouse #11, which is located at 1826 Union Avenue, on July 5.

The men entered the fire station between midnight and 4 a.m. as the firefighters slept. They took laptops, wallets, cell phones, cash, credit cards, driver's licenses, and even a mountain bike. The total value of items stolen was $5,131.

Two of the stolen credit cards were used a few hours after the burglary in West Memphis, Arkansas. Surveillance footage showed the two men leaving the business with items purchased with the stolen credit cards.

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