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Chainsaw robbery on Tuckahoe is latest incident

by: Melissa Moon

Posted: Sep 27, 2021 / 08:24 PM CDT
/ Updated: Sep 27, 2021 / 08:24 PM CDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis police are looking for a robber caught on camera after holding up a tree trimming crew at gunpoint in East Memphis.

It happened outside a home in the 4100 block of Tuckahoe Lane at around 11:30 a.m. September 17.

4100 block of Tuckahoe Lane

The four victims told officers a man got out of a silver Mercury Milan with a semi-automatic handgun, told them not to move, and took multiple chainsaws and other landscaping equipment.

In a picture released by police, you can see the suspect walking toward a silver car carrying what appears to be a chainsaw. MPD said investigators believe the suspect is responsible for several other robberies.

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