Press Release from MPD Regarding Midtown Robberies

Memphis Police Department
Director of Police Services, Toney Armstrong
Media Contact:
Sgt. Karen Rudolph or Sgt. Alyssa Macon-Moore
Public Information Office
201 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN. 38103



MEMPHIS, April 6, 2012- On Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at approximately 11:25 a.m., officers responded to a Robbery call at Vinton and Vinton Square.

Upon arriving on the scene, officers located the victim, 23-year-old male, which advised that he was walking home from work when he was approached by a 2010-2011 model, 4 door, dark gray Toyota Camry, occupied by three males. Two of the males got out of the vehicle with silver handguns.  The males advised the victim to give them everything he had.  The victim threw his wallet, keys and cell phone on the ground.  The males picked up the victim’s property and fled the scene.

The suspects with the handguns were described as two male Blacks, approximately 20-25 years of age. One of the suspects was wearing a light colored shirt and white baseball cap with a purple bill.
(The suspects attempted to use the victim’s debit card at two separate locations on Lamar, after the robbery occurred)

Also on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at approximately 2:40 p.m., officers responded to a call at Rozelle and Peabody. Upon arriving on the scene, officers located the victim, 17-year-old female, which advised that she was walking home from school when she was robbed by two males. The victim advised that a newer model, 4 door, dark gray Toyota Camry pulled in front of her blocking her way and the male passenger pointed a silver handgun at the victim and demanded her bag and her cell phone. After the victim gave the male her property the suspects fled the scene.

The suspects were described as two male blacks, possibly in their mid twenties. The suspect with the handgun is described as having short curly hair and he was wearing a black shirt with white writing on the front and blue jeans.

Union Station is working with MPD’s Robbery Bureau in hopes to bring resolution to these incidents. If anyone witnesses any suspicious activities/persons in the area they are asked to call 545-COPS.

At this time, the suspects are not in custody and this investigation is ongoing.

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Anyone with information about these Robberies should
call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH. You will be given a secret ID number and your identification will remain completely anonymous.  You can also submit your tip at where you will be linked to a secure website at  You will be able to review wanted fugitives and safely send investigators any helpful information on the suspect or suspects responsible for this crime. Or you can text your tip by typing the keyword ‘AWARD’ to 274637 (CRIMES).  If an arrest is made, you could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000 from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc.

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