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Daniel Robinson (Source: Jonesboro Police Department) Daniel Robinson (Source: Jonesboro Police Department)
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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Two men have been identified in the burglary and theft investigation that occurred at Walmart on Highland Drive Tuesday. 

According to Sgt. Lyle Waterworth with Jonesboro Police, Tyrone Bernard, 19, of Natchez, MS and Daniel Robinson, 18, of Memphis, TN have been identified as the burglary suspects.  Sgt. Waterworth stated in a news release that officers with Jonesboro Police, Pocahontas Police and Osceola Police compared notes on similar cases which led to the men being identified. 

A warrant has been issued for the commercial burglary and theft at Walmart in which police say a large number of iPads were stolen after forcing open a display case.

Police believe the men are traveling in either a gray Pontiac G6 or a dark blue Chrysler 300.  The vehicles have been seen both with and without license plates, though no tag numbers have been obtained.

The two men entered the Walmart around 3:45 Tuesday morning.

"They entered the store, they had their faces or heads somewhat obstructed," Sgt. Lyle Waterworth with JPD told Region 8 News. The men had on hats of some sort, one man had a hoodie zipped up with the hood over his head.

Sgt. Waterworth said the two men went into the electronics section of the store for a smash and grab.

"And used force to break open a container and obtain a large number of iPads," Waterworth said.

According to JPD's preliminary police report, the men used hammers to break open the case and stole multiple iPads. Walmart administration and loss prevention wouldn't provide an accurate list of what exactly had been taken, but the police report states more than $5,000 in electronics had been taken. JPD said the two men then ran out of the emergency exit, scaled a retaining wall, went through some bushes and escaped in a gray car.

Region 8 news contacted Pocahontas Police Chief Cecil Tackett. He told us that three weeks ago, a similar smash and grab happened at their Walmart. In that incident, the burglars netted $8,500 worth of electronics.

If you have any information regarding Tuesday morning's burglary at the Highland Drive Walmart, contact Detective Brandon King with JPD at (870) 935-6649. You can also contact Crimestoppers at 935-STOP.

 

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