JONESBORO, Ark. – A report last week indicated a 71-year-old man was a target for thieves who even took his hearing aids.
Craighead County Sheriff’s Office Deputy James Watson took the report last week at the 200-block of County Road 402, Jonesboro address. The man said between Nov. 26 and Nov. 28, someone broke into his home (same address). It appeared the perpetrator used a knife to get in the door.
Initially, the man thought perhaps a family member had entered his property to use some of the items that were taken. Once he contacted family and even coworkers, he said he realized none of them had the items. This explained why the report was made after the fact.
Two hearing aids, valued at $4,200, were taken. Also stolen: two gold rings, silver dollars, a Stihl chainsaw, two Dewalt impact drills, a Dewalt circular saw, a sawsall, and a table saw.
In all, the stolen property amounts to well over the amount needed for felony theft charges – $5,000. In addition to that felony, a felony residential burglary charge awaits the responsible parties, too.
If you know any information which could assist authorities in the case, contact Craighead County Sheriff’s Office or Crimestoppers at 870-935-STOP.