Several businesses fall victim to thieves

Jonesboro, Ark. – Multiple Jonesboro businesses have been the target of criminal activity, recent reports show.

A report filed with JPD on Monday details a theft from NEA Baptist. A suspect stole credit card information, made fraudulent purchases, and forged a signature, the report states. The report didn’t state how much had been taken.

In a separate incident, suspects stole a vehicle and other items from a parking lot at Harbor Freight, 2111 E. Parker Road, sometime Sunday night. The theft was reported between 9:20 PM and 9:47 PM. Two suspects were involved in this theft. A male in dark clothing stole a gray 2016 Nissan Versa. A purse was stolen from another vehicle in the parking lot, too.

In another incident, criminals broke into a commercial address early Monday at the 4200-block of E. Johnson Avenue. The report says a suspect broke through the fence and stole a work truck and tools. A white 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup with a black flat bed and an RGB logo on the door was stolen.

A local restaurant was bilked out of thousands after a payroll account was used to pay a personal bill. The report filed on Friday by ownership at Pizza Inn, says a suspect used the Pizza Inn payroll account to pay a personal bill in the amount of $3,311. It is being investigated as a felony theft.

Another felony theft was reported at a local business, this incident on December 1 at the 1300-block of East Parker Road. Management at Cox Implement reported that late December 1, several suspects drove up in two vehicles and stole two expensive lawn mowers. A light colored 4-door SUV and a Dodge Ram with a black closed in trailer were the suspect vehicles. Two Bad Boy mowers, each valued over $6,000, were started, driven off the lot, onto the trailer, and stolen.

Anyone with any information about these or other crimes may submit a tip online to police here.

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