• MPD investigating two carjackings at two Kroger parking lots

    By: Marius Payton


    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Two carjackings happened at two area Kroger parking lots Tuesday. The crimes happened just 5 hours apart. 

    One happened around 8 a.m. on Summer Avenue just north of Sam Cooper in Berclair. The other happened on East Shelby Drive across the street from the Southland Mall. 

    Police said a man with a gun carjacked the victim and took off. Police are still looking for a 2007 Volkswagon Jetta. The car bears Tennessee tag 7E1-2E1.

    Police are also looking for a Ford Escape from the carjacking on Shelby Drive. That happened just before 1 in the afternoon. 

    Kroger has released the following statement concerning the carjackings:

    Kroger is in full cooperation with local authorities to provide any information as they investigate the incidents that occurred yesterday. Kroger is committed to creating a safe shopping environment for our customers. As part of this commitment, Kroger has invested in several measures at the Summer Avenue and Whitehaven Stores, including on-site security and surveillance equipment. 

    No injuries were reported in either carjacking, and no arrests have been made. 

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