Plant thieves caught on camera in Bearden

Two thieves were caught on camera breaking into the garden area at Ace Bearden Thursday night.

Surveillance video captures thieves at Ace Bearden Thursday, April 24.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Two thieves were caught on camera breaking into the garden area at Ace Bearden Thursday night.

The surveillance video shows a man and woman pulling up to the back of the store in a minivan around 10:30 p.m.

Ace employees say the couple cut the chain that secures the gate to the garden center. They loaded about $2,000 worth of plants, including tropical plants and ferns, into their van before driving off.

The entire theft took about 13 minutes.

Ace Bearden reported the burglary to Knoxville Police.


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