Suspects get cold feet prying into pharmacy

A Jonesboro Police Department patrol car. Photo by Stan Morris.

JONESBORO, Ark. – A couple of suspects planned a break-in at a Jonesboro pharmacy but seemed to get cold feet before they could finish the job, according to the officer’s report.

Officers were dispatched to an alarm at 2:41 a.m. Sunday morning, July 3, at Woodsprings Pharmacy and Compounding, 1807 Woodsprings Road in Jonesboro. When they arrived and secured the building, they found the front door was damaged but no one ever made it inside.

Management of the pharmacy responded and let officers inside, who then cleared the building to verify entry was not made. Afterward, they reviewed security footage which showed several details.

A white Chevrolet Tahoe pulled in front of the door and two white men in their late 20s or early 30s jumped out, according to the report. The men tried prying the door open with a crowbar. Both were wearing dark colored shirts and shorts with a mask over their head covering the lower-half of their faces. Both men also wore white shoes with black stripes, according to officers’ observations.

After about five minutes trying to pry the door open, the suspects gave up and jumped into the backseat of the Tahoe. A third suspect drove the vehicle, as it appeared to head south toward Interstate 555.

The criminals may have given up before they got into the building but they still could face multiple felony charges each, including breaking or entering a building or structure and criminal mischief in the first degree, for causing over $1,000 in damage to the door.

Police are investigating the case.

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