MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police are asking drivers to be alert: robbers are preying on drivers at traffic lights.
Officers said the thieves will hide, wait for you to stop, and then rob you. Recently, the suspects fired shots at two drivers, killing one.
While officers said this is a growing problem, Director Toney Armstrong doesn’t agree.
“I don’t want to be an alarmist and say, ‘Oh my god. Now, we have this awful trend in our city,’” said Armstrong, although he admits it has happened.
Recently, a post on the Memphis Police Association’s Facebook page warned people about it, saying it’s “the going trend” and “to be aware of your surroundings.”
WREG is told a current MPD officer wrote the post.
“I only know of two incidents and certainly, two times is too many, but I don’t want to give the impression that this is some rouge group,” said Armstrong.
Whether this is a trend or not, it can't hurt to be more aware of your surroundings....