Man Arrested In Texas For Piggly Wiggly Supermarket Burglary In Bradley County

Friday, April 15, 2016

A man has been arrested in Texas for a burglary that happened on Jan. 25 at a Bradley County Piggly Wiggly Supermarket.

Bradley County deputies responded on Jan. 25, to the store in reference to a burglary.  A hole had been cut into the roof of the business in order to gain access to the main office. A large safe inside that office was removed which contained U.S. currency valued at more than $10,000.

A Charleston, Tn. police officer located the stolen safe in the back of a truck that was reported stolen the same day of the burglary. While examining items left inside the truck, detectives were able to identify Christopher Lee Chambers as a suspect. Further investigation revealed that Chambers had been involved in several burglaries spanning from Texas to Tennessee with similar circumstances; a hole being cut into the roof and a safe being removed.

Chambers was located and arrested in Hopkins County, Tx., for an organized crime warrant from that jurisdiction, and is being held on a $500,000 bond. Bradley County has placed a hold for Chambers in order for him to be extradited back to the Bradley County jurisdiction on warrants for burglary and theft over $10,000.

Sheriff Eric Watson said, “I want to thank my detectives along with the Charleston Police Department for their hard work during this investigation. Mr. Chambers’ actions affected communities across several states, and I’m thankful he can no longer victimize any more businesses. Many times it takes a cooperative effort when dealing with criminal activity on this scale.”


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