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Paragould Police investigating smash and grab robbery at WalMart

Paragould WalMart iPad display case (Source: David Williams) Paragould WalMart iPad display case (Source: David Williams)
Daniel Robinson (Source: Jonesboro Police Department) Daniel Robinson (Source: Jonesboro Police Department)
Tyrone Bernard (Source: Jonesboro Police Department) Tyrone Bernard (Source: Jonesboro Police Department)

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Paragould Police are investigating an early morning burglary at the WalMart on W. Kingshighway in Paragould. 

According to Paragould Police, two black males used hammers to smash display cases and remove items from the electronics department around 5:45 Saturday morning.  

Police say the thieves might have stolen something from the jewelry department, but are still investigating before they release any exact figures on the items stolen.

Cpl. Brad Snyder with PPD says no one was hurt during the robbery.  He says no weapons were displayed, but at least one threat was made to WalMart employees.

A customer inside the store shared a picture with Region 8 News showing the iPad display case inside shattered, and missing all the electronics.

Police have identified these suspects as the same suspects who broke into a display case and took several electronics from the WalMart on Highland drive in Jonesboro on Tuesday.

They've been identified as Tyrone Bernard, 19, of Natchez, MS and Daniel Robinson, 18, of Memphis, TN.

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.

PPD says they are filing the necessary paperwork to acquire warrants for Saturday morning's robbery.

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.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Paragould Police Department at (870)236-7621 or Jonesboro Police at (870)935-7867.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and bring you the latest details as they become available on Region 8 News and kait8.com.

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