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Ounce of Hope: A Midtown Store Faces Financial Hardship after Third Burglary in a Year

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
Midtown businesses send a message to burglars following third break-in

Ounce of Hope, a business in the Cooper Young area of Midtown, has been targeted by burglars for the third time in the past year. Nearly $6,000 worth of merchandise was stolen during the latest break-in. This incident has caused frustration among the staff and has put additional financial strain on the store.

Assistant manager Charlotte Campbell spoke out about the challenges faced by the store due to these repeated burglaries. The store has lost insurance coverage and faces increased rates as a result. Despite these setbacks, Ounce of Hope does not pass on these costs to customers, further straining their financial situation.

According to data from the Memphis Data Hub, there have been 42 reports of burglaries and robberies of businesses within a half-mile radius of Ounce of Hope in the past year. The most recent incident involved two men breaking into Aldo’s Pizza, stealing over $1,000 worth of food and alcohol. Surveillance cameras at Ounce of Hope captured a clear photo of one of the thieves, but it is unclear if they are connected to the Aldo’s Pizza burglary.

Campbell emphasized the importance of local businesses to the community and urged those responsible for these crimes to consider their actions and their impact on others. She highlighted how essential businesses are in providing support and sustenance to residents. Ounce of Hope is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the identification of suspects involved in this burglary.

Police are urging anyone with information about these crimes to contact CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH for updates on news, weather, sports and streaming video visit WREG.com

By Samantha Jones

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