Jonesboro hit by rash of home burglaries

JONESBORO, Ark. – Criminals are striking homes in Jonesboro at an alarming rate and over the Halloween weekend, several became victims.

At 10:45 a.m. Monday, Halloween morning, a woman at the 2200-block of Clover Drive went to get something to eat. She returned to find the front door to her house open

Earlier that morning at 2 a.m. at the 2100-block of Bridger Road, a woman heard her dog barking but didn’t check to see why. She learned later that morning the screen to her storm door had been cut open and tried raising a window – which luckily locked after a few minutes. 

While suspects didn’t make off with much from these two incident, a woman at the 300-block of State Street reported her apartment busted into between 6 a.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday. She believed someone used a knife or credit card to slip the door latch. Once inside, suspects took a 50-inch TV, a 20-inch TV and two XBox 360 consoles.

Electronics were part of the stolen merchandise from a resident at the 1600-block of West Washington Avenue, where a woman reported being hit between Saturday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. and Sunday at about 3 p.m. A garage door was lifted and damaged, with four hoverboards stolen from her kids. A Playstation 4 and HTC phone were also stolen.

A home at the 3100-block of Parkwood was also struck. Police were dispatched just before 8 a.m. Friday morning, learning of a burglary between 7:30 p.m. Thursday and that Friday morning. Suspects broke in through a back window. A 22-inch TV and a Playstation 3 were stolen from the residence.

Jonesboro Police Department have detectives investigating these incidents, all of which are separate investigations to our knowledge. However, you could help put a stop to these violations of peoples’ privacy and contact Crimestoppers at 935-STOP (7867).

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