JPD investigates series of home invasions, burglaries

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Jonesboro Police Department is investigating a series of residential burglaries that have happened over the past week.

Officers filed incident reports July 17, 16 and 11 for three residential burglaries, two of which are home invasions.

According to the July 17 report filed at 2:31 a.m., "suspects forced entry into residence, with pistols suspects stole money from victims."

A couple who lives on the 4700 block of Prospect Rd. told police three black males masked with bandanas broke into their home and robbed them at gunpoint of at least $1,000, a wallet and an iPhone.

Phillip Stokes lives minutes away from where the home invasion happened on Prospect Rd. "I've been here almost five months, and I've never seen a police officer come down here. So, it's no type of violence nowhere around here. It's a good neighborhood."

According to the July 16 report filed at 9:06 a.m., a "suspect pushed on patio style doors and separated deadbolt lock" at a home on the 1800 block of Mitzi Lane.

The victim was not at home when someone stole two televisions, a Wii game system, a laptop computer and a DVD player.

July 11, officers were called to a home on the 3100 block of Kingsbury at approximately 12:30 a.m. where burglary victims told police they were robbed at gunpoint by four black males, three of which had on hats and their faces covered with bandanas.

One of the suspects made a woman in the house lift her shirt and bra so he could search for money.

According to the police report. he told her, "B____, if you keep screaming, I'm going to shoot you're a__."

Phillip Stokes hopes police find whoever is responsible soon.

"I hope their property gets found and I hope whoever did it gets a lot of jail time because that's a bad name they put on my neighborhood."

Jonesboro Police have not said whether the crimes are connected.

Anyone with information about the burglaries can call the Jonesboro Police Department at (870) 933-5553.

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