DEVELOPING STORY: A gang of armed thugs in Memphis decided to start Black Friday shopping a few days early.Memphis Police say nearly two dozen armed suspects stormed into the Whitehaven Walmart on Elvis Presley Blvd.
The attack happened just before 9 p.m.
“Memphis get sadder day by day,” one angry resident wrote on social media. “If they ain’t robbing someone — they stealing — breaking into business. Just ridiculous when you wanna destroy and tear down your own city.”
Click here to download the FREE KWAM NewsTalk Memphis app!Police would not say what the thugs stole, but eyewitnesses on social media say that televisions and other electronics were targeted.
“According to records, 22 suspects entered the store by breaking a window at the Automotive entrance. The suspects allegedly stole multiple items including speakers, two flat-screen TVs, shop vacuums, car batteries, and two Black Panther toy scooters,” television station WREG reported.
Walmart condemned the attack.“We are troubled by what happened in our store Sunday evening and are glad no customers or associates were injured,” Walmart said in a statement provided to Fox 13. “We’ll continue working closely with local law enforcement on their investigation.”