Burglars stage vehicle in backyard, break in through front door

JONESBORO, Ark. – Evidence left behind at a burglary in Jonesboro is painting a picture of how the crime appears to have taken place.

The report was made around 2:30 p.m. on Friday with Jonesboro Police Department. Officer Tyler Wilson was dispatched to 703 Marshall Street, at a set of apartments where one had been hit by a burglary.

The victim reported she had left town for four hours and during that time, criminals targeted her home. When she returned home at 2 p.m., she found the front door busted open – breaking the door and door frame. Once inside, the suspects stole a 65-inch LG television and walked out the back door with it.

Tire marks in the grass indicated a vehicle was staged in the back yard. The vehicle parked at the back door then headed south, then west, onto Melrose Street. It was unknown where the vehicle may have went after that.

There was a notable incident of unusual activity the victim reported. She said a man had come to her door the day before, asking if she wanted to buy televisions or any other electronics from her. He was described as a black male, 6 feet tall, low-cut hair and a long ponytail. She thought he was in his 30s.

Have you been approached by a similar man? Did you see something suspicious on Friday? Anyone with information may call the Jonesboro Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at (870) 935-6710 or Crime Stoppers at (870) 935-7867 (935-STOP.)

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