MPD: Store employee breaks into job, shows up for work, gets arrested | Crime
When more than $4,000 and a 9mm pistol disappeared from a Memphis store, it didn't take long for investigators to track down who stole them.
At 7:50 a.m. on Christmas Eve, Akeila Asadi showed up at work to open her store only to find a hole in the back wall of the building, the cash register and night deposit box broken on the floor, and $4,355 in cash and a 9 mm Ruger P89 pistol missing.
She reviewed footage from the store's video surveillance system and quickly figured out who had broken in: an employee.
According to an affidavit of complaint, Shawn Hunter, who worked for Asadi for the past six months to a year, was captured on video surveillance committing the burglary. When he showed up at the store later in the afternoon, police arrested him and took him to jail.
Hunter is charged with one count of burglary and one count of theft of property between $1000 and $10,000. He's locked up at 201 Poplar on $50,000 bond and is due in court December 26.