Woman says husband robbed in Wolfchase parking lot - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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Woman says husband robbed in Wolfchase parking lot

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A local woman says a simple trip to take their two-year-old daughter to see Santa at Wolfchase Galleria ended in a gunpoint robbery.

The victims wife spoke anonymously to Action News 5 because she's concerned for her family's safety.

"My husband went to go get the car because it was cold, and as he was going to the car, he had a revolver pointed at his chest and demanded his wallet," the woman said.

The suspect took her husband's wallet, with credit cards and $40 inside, and ran off.

"My husband is a big man," the woman said.  "He's six food two, 225 pounds.  If someone will do this to him there's no telling what he will do to women."

The victim's wife was as disturbed by what she perceived as was the absence of security guards at the mall while they waited for police to arrive.
 
"Ten or 15 minutes passed and not one security officer passed us," she said.  "There was not one tower where we were robbed, at the same time there was no video whatsoever of us being robbed."
   
In a statement, mall spokesperson Susan Eads said the Wolfchase Galleria was committed to, "Maintaining a 24-hour security patrol of our mall...Additionally, the Memphis Police Department maintains continuous bike and car patrols around the property, along with a portable security tower in the mall parking lot throughout the holidays."

A Memphis Police Department spokesperson said this is the first reported robbery in the Wolfchase Galleria's parking lot for this Christmas shopping season.


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