MEMPHIS, TN — A $10,000 award has been posted with CrimeStoppers of Memphis and Shelby County for information leading to a warrant and/or the arrest of any individuals involved in the recent ambush and looting of FedEx vehicles.
This includes the incident that occurred on November 11, when multiple cars blocked a tractor trailer at the intersection of Riverport Road and Mallory Avenue. Suspects broke the seal and latch on the back of the trailer and dozens of individuals from nearby parked cars joined in stealing packages.
Additionally, on December 15, a FedEx vehicle making deliveries near Tennessee Street was targeted by a few individuals who stole multiple packages before fleeing.
$10,000 will be provided by FedEx, and is in addition to any award determined by the CrimeStoppers Citizen Awards Committee should the Memphis Police Department determine that a tip helped solve these crimes.
“The brazen theft from FedEx trucks are appalling acts in our community and we appreciate the support from FedEx to help identify the individuals responsible,” said David Wayne Brown, executive director of CrimeStoppers. “We urge anyone with information about any of the individuals involved to call or text CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274). Every contact remains anonymous.”
The drivers involved thankfully were not hurt during the incidents.
In a statement released by FedEx regarding the November 11 looting, a company spokesperson said, “The safety of our team members and the security of our customers’ shipments are top priorities, and we are grateful there were no serious injuries as a result of this incident. We are cooperating fully with investigating authorities and taking appropriate steps to address this matter.”