Memphis man charged with burglary after being spotted on video

21-year-old Tavion Johnson was charged with burglary, theft of property, and vandalism after an employee recognized him from a video surveillance tape breaking into a store and taking a water heater and dolly.

On August 24th, Ramzi Nagi, an employee of the Shell station located at 217 E. McLemore Avenue, reviewed the video surveillance footage for the Boost Mobile Store located at 221 E. McLemore Avenue after a burglary occurred the day before. Nagi recognized Tavion Johnson breaking the storefront window where he spent approximately an hour inside the Boost Mobile store. The video showed Johnson exiting Boost with a hot water heater and a dolly.

Tavion Johnson (SCSO)

Nagi called the police when he recognized the man wearing the same clothing from the surveillance video was a man that frequented his store. Mr. Nagi called the police and Officer Krystal Motley responded. Officer Motley noted that Johnson was in possession of a blue polo shirt, grey and black shoes, and black pants with a red and white design on them.

Tavion Johnson was arrested and charged with burglary, theft of property, and vandalism. His bond was set at $15,000.

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