3 crimes in 2 weeks at Agricenter International - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

3 crimes in 2 weeks at Agricenter International

Posted: Updated:
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Agricenter International is taking unprecedented steps after three crimes in two weeks.

"We're probably going to have to go with gates that shut off at night and we're getting ready to have security," said President John Charles Wilson. "It's just been a rough time for us lately."

The latest crime happened Wednesday night when thieves made it through a fence without tripping an alarm.

"We've got security and alarms on our facilities in different areas but these people knew how to get around it and they did," said Wilson.

The crooks got away with two $10,000 4-wheelers.

""It's a big loss," said Wilson.

It comes just a week after Action News 5 was first to report vandalism at the bamboo farm where food is grown for the Memphis Zoo's two pandas. Teens ran over the irrigation system and left evidence of a party all over the place. Somebody returned this past weekend and did additional damage.

"Things like this create such bad situations," said Wilson. "It makes us have to shut down areas," he added.

Investigators collected footprints in the area where the ATVs were swiped and witnesses took photos of vehicles involved in the latest vandalism.

"And when we catch them we're going to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law," said Wilson.

Anyone with additional information about any of the three recent crimes should call Crime-Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

Copyright 2013 WMC-TV. All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • April Mugshots

    April Mugshots

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:48:25 GMT
    James SiebenthalJames Siebenthal
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.More >>
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.More >>
  • 7-year-old girl writes book after mother's death

    7-year-old girl writes book after mother's death

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:31 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:31:56 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Most 7-year-old girls are playing dress up and reading books, but one Mid-South girl is the exception—not just reading but writing books. Shiloh Sanders talked about the inspiration behind herMore >>
    Most 7-year-old girls are playing dress up and reading books, but one Mid-South girl is the exception—not just reading but writing books.More >>
  • Teen killed in crash after prom

    Teen killed in crash after prom

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:47:48 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - A young man's life was taken too soon. It was supposed to be a high school memory of a lifetime for Andrew Archer, but prom night turned into a tragic night for his family and friends. His promMore >>
    It was supposed to be a high school memory of a lifetime for Andrew Archer, but prom night turned into a tragic night for his family and friends.More >>
Powered by WorldNow