Multiple cars burglarized at East Memphis hotel

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Detroit couple, looking to possibly relocate to the Bluff City, has had a change of heart after their SUV was broken into at an East Memphis hotel overnight.

The sight and sound of shattered glass in the parking lot of the La Quinta Hotel on Primacy Parkway were not the “wakeup” call Ryan Bell and his wife from Detroit were expecting.

“They took a NorthFace backpack full of clothes. My clothes and my wife’s clothes, probably totaling about $300,” Bell said.

Bell, who didn’t want his face shown, says he and his wife were actually leaning toward re-locating to the Bluff City.

“It doesn’t leave any good impression whatsoever,” Bell said. “My wife has already told me that we are not moving to Memphis.”

Bell heard as many as 20 vehicles were broken into, but that number is not confirmed.

Police were at the hotel Friday morning taking reports while nearby,…

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