Surveillance footage captures storage shed burglar

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis Police Department needs your help to identify the man who broke into several South Memphis storage sheds.

Surveillance footage captured one of the crimes that occurred on Creekside Circle. The suspect can be seen pushing a generator away from the homeowner's shed. Other victims also reported their lawn equipment was stolen.

Victims reported seeing a suspicious van, believed to be an older model white Ford Econoline work van with writing on the side, in the neighborhood when the break-ins happened.

Now, a Cordova neighborhood wants to find the man who stole thousands of dollars of outdoor equipment in one night.

"We felt violated," said victim Celeste Ganong. "There were marks all over the door."

Celeste said she and her husband were asleep when their weed-eater was stolen.

"Do not come back in our neighborhood," Celeste said. "You need to get a job."

Neighbors said the man responsible is jumping their fence to make his way inside their sheds, and they said he wasn't working alone.

"Because there's no way he can carry that generator," said victim Andreanna Croft.

Andreanna said a different man was seen on their home video jumping her neighbor's fence to get to their shed and steal their stuff.

"My dad works hard and that was a $5,000 generator," Andreanna said. "You need to borrow stuff, there's plenty of people who'd let you borrow, don't steal stuff from people who work hard for."

At this time, no one is in custody.

If you have any information that can help catch the man in the video, call Crime Stoppers at 901-258-7743.

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