MEMPHIS, Tenn.– Officials at a special education school are scrambling to replace items after the school was robbed this week. But it’s what the thief did inside the school that worries officials the most.
Inside ABC Behavior Therapy, it’s business as usual. But what happened this week was a first for the Cordoba School of Special Education.
On Tuesday, the school was robbed.
Surveillance footage shows a man wandering around the facility and eventually getting his hands on several items. Reanne Woods is the owner.
“We’re just at a loss for words,” Woods said. “When different events happen like this, it’s hard for us to feel comfortable and competent to tell parents that we want your babies to be safe at all times.”
Woods estimates $1,500 worth of valuables were stolen. The most alarming thing for her is that the suspect walked in and out of businesses several times, without concealing his identity, and did not target high-value items. Instead, he walked away with a few tablets, business cards, and small items.
“He had the opportunity to vandalize, he had the opportunity to break our windows. He had the opportunity to steal from us and completely clean us up and he didn’t, so my question is why,” Woods said.
Memphis police responded to the burglary after a call from an Uber driver, but detectives were unable to pull fingerprints.
Now Woods is just hoping someone shows up as he seeks to regain his safety.
“The only thing I can do is pray about it. I hope this story catches the person who did this so that other companies don’t have to bear the same burden as us,” he said. she declared.
As for changes for the future, Woods plans to improve school safety. If you recognize the man in the video, call Crime Stoppers at (901)-528-CASH.
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