This week, a particularly audacious looting of
A group of thieves gained access to the trailers after breaching the perimeter fences surrounding them and, according to a low-res photo captured at the crime scene, ransacked the trucks, leaving a soup of cardboard shipping and boxes to shoes scattered around the crime scene. The Memphis Police Department informed Fox 13 Memphis that Nike had security cameras at its dispatch facility, however, they are only placed in the front and therefore were unable to capture footage of the crime. In progress. As of this writing, the Memphis Police Department is still looking for the perpetrators.
This isn’t the first time Nike’s warehouse in Memphis has been targeted by thieves: its high visibility and stock of valuable products have long made it an attractive target for criminals. Past examples include a man by the name of Charles Jennings, who in 2014 gained entry into a company’s land and left with a shipment of 7,500 LeBron 12s (estimated retail value: $1.5 million). In 2021, a DHL employee in Memphis was caught printing duplicate tracking numbers send Nike products to other addresses and last June a group of men were arrested for breaking into rail cars at a Memphis rail yard and stole US$150,000 worth of Air Max sneakers.