MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - There have been more than 100 home break-ins in Hickory Hill in the last two months. Memphis Police say four men are behind most of them and are now locked up. According to police reports, the men were after electronics and big screen televisions. The crew hit a number of apartment complexes in the area. Police are still looking for three other men connected to the ring.
"It kind of makes me nervous because you never know when you get home, your merchandise may be gone,” said Micaiah Anderson, who lives in one of the apartment complexes hit.
All of the crimes are not far from the Hickory Hill police precinct. The Bella Vista and Ridgeway Crossing apartment complexes are the ones that have been targeted.
"They’ve been broken into during the hours when people are at work because most of our burglars are juveniles, they don't go to school, and they don't have jobs,” said Memphis Police Lieutenant Curtis Bolden.
Police arrested two 20-year-olds: Jeremy Aldridge and Carlos Winfrey, along with two other male suspects.
“They confessed and we've recovered property in about 14 burglaries," said Lt. Bolden.
Investigators say the men would break in through the windows or sliding doors. Residents couldn't believe it.
"We can't do anything but be prepared for the unexpected and look at other places until things get better,” said another resident, George Potlow.
Police say you can protect your valuables by writing down the serial numbers or engravings to identify your belongings.