Report: Robbers assault staff, steal jewelry Sunday at JCPenney

Jonesboro, Ark. – A frightening incident took place late Sunday at JCPenney in Jonesboro.

At about 7:43 PM, the report states subjects came into the business at 3000 East Highland Drive and assaulted cashiers. A 16-year-old female victim was pepper sprayed in the incident.  They then began breaking glass display cases and stealing jewelry from the store.

Officers arrived at 7:49 PM and began to gather statements and investigate.

An estimated $8,000 in jewelry was reported stolen in the initial report.

Five male suspects are listed in the report, four of which are believed to be age 17-20. All wore ski masks in the robbery. The suspects were last seen in a black Volvo XC90 SUV used in the robbery.

At 12:32 PM, Public Information Officer Sally Smith said the department is working with the business’ corporate office to retrieve security footage.

If you have any information which could assist police, you may submit a tip online here.


  1. Are you really surprised this happened here and now the JPD says they need the public’s help but what they really mean is they want the public to do their job for them

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