Off-duty Memphis Police officer carjacked, MPD items stole, police say

Memphis, Tenn. — Memphis Police are searching for the person who carjacked a Memphis Police officer overnight.

The carjacking happened in the 1700 block of Myrna Lane. That’s in the Colonial neighborhood.

People who live in the neighborhood say the recent crime is a sign of the times when it comes to crime in Memphis.

Timothy Crosby lives in the neighborhood.

”It just shows you how bad crime is getting now everybody is going to be able to get a gun without a permit that’s just damn dumb within itself,” Crosby said.

Memphis Police are looking for the off-duty officer’s 2017 Chevrolet Malibu someone carjacked in the 1700 block of Myrna Lane.Sources close to the investigation say the officers police vest and police radio were in the car.

Police have deactivated the radio.

”That’s crazy. I mean who does that,” Crosby said.

Records from the Memphis Public Safety online database show there have been two car thefts in a mile radius of this neighborhood in the last six months.

”You have kids that steal cars drive around the neighborhood but not carjackings,” Crosby said.