Vehicle vandals continue break-ins

JONESBORO, Ark. – More vehicles were hit by vehicle vandals in Jonesboro this week.

Between Monday night at 10 p.m. and Tuesday morning at 10 a.m., at the 4000-block of Covington Drive, someone entered a 2006 Ford truck and stole a coat, knives, a hammock and a thermo cell.

During the same large time frame, someone opened a car door at the 1000-block of Creath Avenue and stole a purse with credit cards, cash and other personal belongings inside. The car door was reportedly left unlocked.

Locking the car door doesn’t always help stop crime from happening. Recent cases have seen criminals bust windows out of vehicles.

While the motive remains unclear, a 2013 Chevy Malibu was reported to have the back window shattered out of it Tuesday morning. At 10 a.m. at the 900-block of West Jefferson Avenue, a woman reported the incident to JPD. It happened sometime Monday night between 9 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. but nothing was stolen.

Again, between Monday night and Tuesday morning, a driver’s side window was busted out of a 2004 Ford Explorer – with items stolen from it. The report was taken at the 400-block of North Rogers, where a man was leaving for work around 7:40 a.m. and noticed his driver side window busted out, with his wallet missing. Some of the items were found at the 300-block of North Rogers, in a ditch, possibly indicating the direction of travel of the suspects.

The 5300-block of Cordova also had a vehicle break-in reported during the same time. Some items were left on the ground and money taken from a wallet.

Breaking or entering into a vehicle is a felony charge.

If you can help Jonesboro police put a stop to the rash of vehicle entries, call Crimestoppers at 870-935-STOP (7867).

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