Rash of burglaries in Jonesboro over weekend

JONESBORO, Ark. – Stealing was on the minds of criminals over the weekend in Jonesboro, as several became victims of burglaries at their homes.

This happened in addition to a number of burglaries reported over the weekend in Craighead County.

A resident at an apartment complex at 205 Arlington Ct. in Jonesboro was out of town between Saturday and Sunday and sometime during that time, thieves kicked her door open and stole a 32-inch Emerson flat screen television and two radios/CD players. A nearby apartment unit was also broken into at the location.

Similarly, a report at the 1300-block of Rains Street suggested someone tried to break into a residence during the same frame of time but was unsuccessful, due to the interior window being a double latch lock. Extra patrols were requested.

A resident of the 300-block of Easy Street found one of the hardest discoveries a resident can find when returning home late Saturday night: her doors kicked in and her home burglarized. Both the front and back doors were open with a 32-inch TV and a 19-inch TV taken from the home. The victim reported being robbed last week, before this incident.

Just before 10 p.m. Sunday evening, officers were dispatched to the 2200-block of Belt Street in jonesboro to make contact with two more residential burglary victims. Two girls, roommates, returned home that evening to find much of their property stolen. They, however, could not find signs of forced entry but their doors had not been dead bolted – only locked. A screw driver was found and logged into evidence. A pair of Beats by Dre, an Apple iPad, an HP Chromebook, and other items were taken.

Police have not mentioned if the cases are related but the suspects face felony residential burglary charges, among several other serious charges.

If you can assist police, report details anonymously at 935-STOP.

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