Multiple Main Street restaurants hit by burglaries

JONESBORO, Ark. – At least three Main Street businesses found themselves targeted by a criminal or criminals after several reports of commercial burglary were filed with the Jonesboro Police Department recently.

First, a report was filed by Brickhouse Bar and Grill, 218 South Main Street. Sometime around 7:08 AM on Wednesday, January 1, a suspect entered the business and stole property including two electric guitars valued at $500. The door to the upper balcony was observed open by responding officers. Video footage was logged of a white male suspect, 28-40, about 5’9″ and 185 pounds with brown hair. The case is still mostly redacted while it is under investigation.

But it wasn’t the only business on that side of the street targeted by criminals. Also sometime around 7 AM Thursday, someone attempted to gain entry into Yes Dog Grill, 226 South Main Street. The same male suspect is listed in the report. Nothing was listed as stolen in this case.

A third report involving a commercial burglary and theft was filed on Tuesday, Dec. 31. This time, owner of Roots Restaurant, 303 South Main Street, reported a burglary. Sometime after 7:30 PM Tuesday night, someone ripped a screen off of the back porch and entered the business. The suspect had apparently tried before but failed, leading staff to put a lock on the refrigerator. However, the suspect somehow knew of this and brought a tool with him/her to cut the lock.

During that break-in, a number of high-end items were taken including a case of rib-eye steaks and a case of pork chops, each valued at $800. Also, cases of bottled beer, crab meat and Wagyu beef were reportedly taken. The thief seemed to know what to take and where to take it from.

If you have any information about any of these crimes, contact the Jonesboro Police Department’s desk sergeant at 870-935-5657. You may also contact JPD on social media with your tip.


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