MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Lock your car, hide your stuff, and get an alarm; that's what they're doing on one east Memphis street. Within one week crooks broke into seven cars on Quince Road.
It's a three mile stretch from residential at Quince and White Station to the ATC Fitness parking lot on the corner of Quince and Kirby.
"I live right down the street, I've lived down here my whole life," said Gregory Brown, who says it's typically a quiet area. "Usually this is the safe part of town, as soon as you cross 385, that's when it starts getting to the rougher side of town."
That is until recently, with nine car break-ins within 10 days happened all on the same street. Memphis police took several reports of break-ins on Quince: two on Saturday, April 21; two on Sunday, April 22 and three on Monday, April 23.
Brown said, "A buddy of mine got broke into on Quince and Estate, somebody broke into his car in his driveway, it's crazy."
Most of the break-ins are happening in commercial parking lots, that's where Danielle Cooper became a victim. "They popped this lock right here" she described, "and when I came into my car the center consol was up."
They took her new $200 GPS during the 20 minutes she was eating pizza. She told abc24.comn she felt "violated, really violated. I'm sensitive so I cried. I just bought the system and it hurt me."
Now she never leaves anything out, makes sure her doors are locked and parks her car where she can keep an eye on it. However the recent rash of break-ins makes her afraid she could be a victim again.
Memphis Police are still on the hunt for the person or persons responsible for the break-ins.