4 cars stolen, 3 damaged at Midtown auto repair shop – WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police say thieves armed with guns broke into an auto repair shop in Midtown twice early Tuesday morning and left with four vehicles, driving one of them right through a garage door.

The car thieves also caused a lot of damage at Central Auto Repair, near Central and Cooper.

Investigators said two males wearing hoodies and masks broke out a window to get inside the business, jumped into a 2011 white Dodge Ram, and drove it through the garage door, damaging two vehicles parked on the other side.

2100 block of Central Avenue. WREG photo.

Police say the suspects returned with another man around 3 a.m.

Employees of Central Auto Repair said the two suspects and a third man returned to the shop and stole a dark gray 2015 Mercedes C300, a 1985 red Mercedes 380SL, and a 2011 dark green Jeep Grand Cherokee. They also took a vehicle programmer valued at around $10,000.

Police said they recovered the red Mercedes about an hour later at the April Woods Apartments on Chelsea Avenue in North Memphis.

Officers said they were responding to a prowler call at 4:25 a.m. when they saw eight males take off in a gray Mercedes C300, a black Dodge Charger, and a Black Infiniti. The red Mercedes was parked nearby.

Damaged garage door at Central Auto Repair. WREG photo

The break-in at Central Auto was caught on camera.

If you have seen the missing vehicles or have any information that can help investigators, call CrimeStoppers at (901)528-CASH.


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