$20,000 In Gaming Systems Stolen From Amazon Warehouse
by Nick Beres
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Thousands of dollars worth of PlayStation 3 video game consoles were stolen from the new Amazon Distribution Center in Murfreesboro.
"Our investigators are currently looking into the theft of electronic items worth more than twenty-thousand-dollars," said Kyle Evans with the Murfreesboro Police Department.
Detectives said thieves made their way behind the center and breached the security seal on a full cargo trailer. The entire contents were cleaned out.
It was unclear how the suspects were able to load all the game consoles and then disappear without a trace. Officials believed the crooks had help from the inside because they knew exactly which truck held the valuable game systems.
Officials with Amazon said during the holidays they process about 200 merchandise orders a second nationwide.
Jay Davies, who runs Murfreesboro Pawn and Guns, said reputable shops like his easily spot stolen items and call police.
"It's going to be hard to move the brand new products without a receipt," said Davies.
He said he wouldn't expect to see the items sold locally for the holidays.
"I would think they will be shipped out of state or overseas," said Davies.
Police said they will be monitoring online auctions and tracing any items sold by the serial numbers.
In the wake of this theft security has been increased around the distribution center.