$20K in electronics stolen from Amazon distribution center - WKRN News 2

$20K in electronics stolen from Amazon distribution center

Posted: Updated: Nov 30, 2012 04:58 PM

Thieves target the Amazon distribution center in Murfreesboro, getting away with more than $20,000 dollars worth of PlayStations.

The electronics were stolen from a tractor trailer at the facility, which has only been open for a few weeks.

Investigators told Nashville's News 2 this isn't the only warehouse that's recently been hit.

"Murfreesboro is not alone. There was a theft in Chattanooga and there have been other similar type thefts throughout the country," said police spokesperson Kyle Evans.

Evans added, "The thieves knew, had to have known, what truck was coming in."

There is only one entrance for these tractor trailer trucks at the facility. The trucks must check in at a guard gate before entering a fenced in area behind the building.

"We've not ruled anybody out," said Evans. "It could be an inside job or it could be someone familiar with Amazon's transporting system. Or, it could be someone random that just chose this location to hit that particular night."

The truck carrying the PlayStations arrived at the Amazon facility on November 16, but an employee didn't notice the seal on the truck was broken until November 18.

Evans told Nashville's News 2, "There is no information to confirm that it happened here at this Amazon location. The seal was broken on the truck, however it had been on the property for several days."

Evans said they will be monitoring online auction sites for the stolen PlayStations and caution consumers from purchasing one at a price that looks too good to be true.

There will be extra security around the facility over the next few weeks.

Amazon did not return our calls or emails regarding the incident.

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