More guns stolen from vehicles at night

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

JONESBORO, Ark. – More of the same.

Criminals in Jonesboro continue to prey on individuals leaving their wallets and their firearms in the vehicle overnight and yet another victim, 21, found out the hard way why it is a bad idea.

A young man left a 9mm handgun and his wallet, containing his social security card, in his 2011 Chevy Silverado on Thursday night, a Jonesboro Police Department incident report reflects. The next morning, he woke up to find paperwork scattered all over the truck and his wallet and gun gone. 

Corporal Gary Jackson with JPD worked a similar call around 7 a.m. Friday morning at 5938 Rees Road at an apartment complex. A young woman, 21, left her Jeep Wrangler unlocked. Inside of the vehicle were two shotguns – a 12 gauge Mossberg Turkey Special and a 410 single shot shotgun with stainless steel barrel and black stock. The complainant actually reported she had her vehicle broken into a few weeks back, with cell phones being taken from it then.

Police have in the past advised against leaving valuables, guns and wallets or purses in vehicles overnight.


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