CASH, Ark. – A major theft of guns from a man in Cash and a construction site thieves top the crime news from across Craighead County this week.
On at 6:30 PM Tuesday, August 13, Deputy Derek Phillips with Craighead County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 7400-block of Highway 91 in Cash. He arrived to speak with a man that got home that evening from work to find his home ransacked. He left that morning at 6:30 AM, meaning it had to be a daytime break-in.
All doors were open and several guns were taken along with about $150 in cash. It’s believed the suspects used the back door to get in, as it was unlocked and there were no signs of forced entry.
The guns stolen included: A Remington 1100 12 Ga. Blue Finish with a wood stock, a Browning 85 3″ 12 Ga. Blue Finish with a wood stock, a Benelli Superblack Eagle 2 12 Ga. Solid black with a synthetic stock, a Remington 700 243 12 Ga. Black finish with a Camo Stock, and an American Classic 1911 Blue finish with a wood grip and flared mag well. It was over $2,000 worth of firearms.
No suspect information was reported.
Work crews got to a job site on Highway 49 in Brookland early Wednesday to find thieves had already stolen some of their tools. The theft is thought to have happened between Tuesday at 3:20 PM and Wednesday at 6:50 AM. Employees from Clark Construction arrived at the job site and found $300 worth of extension cords plus a claw hammer missing.
There was a camera on site but it wasn’t certain if any suspect footage was captured during the theft.
Should you be able to assist Craighead County detectives in either case or any other case, please contact the Craighead County Sheriff’s Office at 870-933-4551. You may report crime anonymously to Crimestoppers at 870-935-STOP.