Two men arrested after breaking into multiple Cooper-Young business, police say

Two men arrested after breaking into multiple Cooper-Young business, police say
Christian Lomax (left) and Devontay Brooks (right) are both facing burglary charges. (Source: MPD)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Two men are facing charges after breaking into multiple businesses in Cooper-Young, according to the Memphis Police Department.

Around 2 a.m., officers were dispatched to two restaurants in the area for complaints of a security breach.

The owner of Cafe Ole said his alarm company detected motion inside his restaurant and contacted him.

The owner of Young Avenue Deli told police his alarm detected a broken glass in his resturant.

Officers arrived to the 2100 block of Young Ave. where they found four men running from the area and a red 2004 Chevy Impala.

K9 backup was called and the dogs located the suspects hiding in the back yard of a home in a nearby neighborhood in Tanglewood St.

Devontay Brooks was found running with a minor.

Brooks and Christian Lomax were both taken into police custody where they are being charged with two counts of Burglary, Evading Arrest: to wit foot pursuit, Criminal Conspiracy, and Contributing to the Delinquency of a minor.

Brooks told investigators he and the four other suspects planned to go out and rob several businesses.

He went along because he “wanted to help his mother out,” police said.

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