Man charged in TV burglary during train heist

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is behind bars after Memphis police say he stole thousands worth of brand-new TVs from a train.

On July 26, around 4 p.m., police received a call to the 700 block of Porter Street about a train that was being burglarized.

According to an affidavit, officers saw multiple men loading TVs into a pickup truck and white SUV.

The suspects ran away when they saw police.

One suspect, identified as Vincent Brown, 21, was arrested after a foot chase, records show.

A railroad agent verified one boxcar had been broken into. TVs had been taken and stacked next to the train in a treeline.

The TVs were all Samsungs, still in their boxes.

According to the affidavit, 40 TVs were recovered and valued at approximately $50,000.

The railroad agent verified that Brown was not a railroad employee and did not have permission to enter boxcars and remove any property.

Brown is charged with Burglary, Theft of Property, and Evading Arrest, records show.