MPD: Man behind bars after string of carjackings, burglaries

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is behind bars after several carjackings and robberies in Memphis.

Memphis police responded to a robbery the night of April 5 in the 7100 block of Hillshire Drive.

According to an affidavit, a man told police he was in his front yard when two men approached and pointed a handgun at him.

The men allegedly told the man to give them his wallet and money, but he refused.

The suspect holding the gun hit the man across the face, and he fell to the ground, the affidavit said.

The men took the victim’s wallet and ran away. The suspects got away with credit/debit cards and around $1000 in cash.

Later that night, MPD responded to a robbery in the 2500 block of Whitten Road at the Grizzlies Market.

According to the affidavit, a man told police he was looking for his phone when two men got out of a silver four-door sedan and pointed guns at him.

The suspects demanded the man’s money and wallet.

When the victim told them he didn’t carry cash and didn’t have his wallet, they began beating him with the guns, according to the affidavit.

The suspects then fled in the car.

Less than an hour later, officers responded to another robbery in the 7100 block of Hillshire Drive.

A man told police he was checking his mailbox when two men approached with guns and demanded money.

According to the affidavit, the victim said he gave the men his wallet and cell phone.

The suspects then hit him in the head before fleeing in a silver four-door sedan.

Around the same time, police responded to a robbery in the 7100 block of Rose Trail Drive, where a man said he was sitting in his driveway playing a game on his cellphone when a silver Toyota Camry stopped in front of the home.

Two men got out of the car and asked him what street they were on, according to the affidavit.

The men then pulled guns and demanded cash.

When the victim told them he didn’t have any, they demanded the keys to his Jeep parked inside the garage, the affidavit said.

The man gave them the keys at gunpoint.

One of the suspects got into the Jeep, valued at $21,050, and drove it away.

An MPD detective was able to track the Jeep through GPS.

Kendrick Greene was identified as the driver, the affidavit said.

He admitted to being involved in the carjackings of the Toyota Camry and the Jeep, according to the affidavit.

Greene is charged with two counts of Carjacking, three counts of Aggravated Robbery and other crimes.