JPD wants tips on last week’s carjacking report

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JONESBORO, Ark. – A story reported by several news outlets which attracted the attention and concern of thousands is being investigated by police.

The Jonesboro Police Department is actively seeking tips regarding the reported carjacking last week in Jonesboro, a release posted by the department to Facebook said Monday.

The incident is in reference to a scary report made to police last week alleging several masked men with guns attempted to carjack a young man driving a BMW in Jonesboro.

Attempted carjacking Monday night in Jonesboro

It was reported to have happened at 5:20 PM Monday night. The 20 year old male said he was west on Parker Road approaching Southwest Drive. He said as he approached the intersection, a black Chrysler 300 pulled in front of him, slammed on the brakes, and two suspects exited the vehicles. He described both in ski masks with handguns. He said they failed at breaking into his vehicle and got back into their own and fled as more people began to notice the events.

JPD is looking for those people who are said to have noticed to speak up and help understand the reported incident more.

If you witnessed this incident or saw either vehicle soon thereafter during this time or in the area, please send JPD a message or call the Desk Sergeant at 870-935-5657. If your tip is deemed credible and helpful to the case, you may be entitled to a cash award through CrimeStoppers of Jonesboro.

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