MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) – A man has been arrested after millions of dollars worth of jewelry was stolen from Macy’s in Oak Court Mall.
Memphis police say Quintaurus Harris, 33, was arrested in connection with two robberies at Macy’s. Harris faces multiple counts, including two counts of theft of property, aggravated assault and vandalism.
The first flight took place on June 7. Police say officers responded to what was initially reported as shots fired in Oak Court Shopping Centre. Once at the scene, officers determined that shots were not fired, but glass was broken due to a robbery.
Police said surveillance video showed a gray GMC Envoy entering Macy’s rear parking lot near Southern Avenue. Five men allegedly got out of the SUV, entered Macy’s and smashed the jewelry display.
Memphis police say $491,944 worth of jewelry was stolen.
On June 8, investigators checked surveillance cameras at a nearby gas station on Poplar Avenue. The video reportedly showed the gray GMC Envoy entering the parking lot at 5:06 p.m. on June 7. The driver entered the store and bought gasoline before picking up another man.
Memphis police said the GMC envoy left the store at 5:12 p.m. and stopped at Macy’s at 5:13 p.m.
Police said officers spotted the GMC envoy on June 10 and identified Harris as the driver. Officers pulled Harris over and learned he was driving with a suspended license. There were also expired exit tags on the SUV.
According to Memphis police, the second robbery took place on July 12. According to police, a Macy’s employee reported that eight men rushed into the store, smashed jewelry displays with a hammer and grabbed diamonds.
The employee reportedly told investigators that he recognized one of the robbers as “Harris”, but could not remember the man’s full name.
According to police, the employee attempted to arrest the suspects, but Harris threatened him with a hammer.
Memphis police said the employee estimated $1.5 million to $2 million worth of jewelry was stolen and it would cost $1,000 to replace the broken glass.
The men reportedly fled the store and fled the scene in a black Infiniti. Harris was identified as the driver.
On July 13, Memphis police received a tip from Crime Stoppers that Harris was responsible for multiple robberies at jewelry stores in Memphis and Jackson, Tennessee.
Memphis police say investigators learned that Harris had pawned some of the jewelry he allegedly stole from Macy’s.
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