JONESBORO, Ark. – The Jonesboro Police Department has received several reports of significant thefts occurring across the city this week, as a variety of incidents unfolded.
In the first report, a 64-year-old woman informed the police that an unknown suspect had stolen $40,000 in $100 bills from her between May 18 and September 18, the day the report was filed. Theft in excess of $25,000 is considered one of the most serious theft charges under Arkansas law.
Another incident involved the theft of two lawn mowers from Cox Implement, located at 1339 E. Parker Road. The theft occurred between September 16 and 18 and involved a 2020 Orange 36″ stand-on mower and a 2023 42″ mower, each valued at $6,000.
In a separate incident, a suspect allegedly took money from a 64-year-old male victim to complete a renovation but never showed up to do the job. The victim reported to the police that he had paid William Sharp of Bay, associated with NEA Home Improvements, $10,000 for home renovations, which were never provided.
Yet another felony theft case was reported on the same day, stemming from a residential burglary. The incident took place between 11:15 AM and 4:50 PM on September 18 at the 1800-block of Kim Street. During this time, a suspect broke into the victim’s home and made off with various valuables, including a Playstation 5 and a gold and black AR rifle.
In most of these theft cases, law enforcement authorities are seeking leads or information from the public to further their investigations. Anyone with potentially valuable information is encouraged to come forward and assist with the ongoing inquiries.