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, twoblack males used hammers to smash display cases and remove items from the electronics department around 5:45 Saturday morning.

Policesay the thieves might have stolen something from the jewelry department, butare still investigating before they release any exact figures on the itemsstolen.

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

Acustomer inside the store shared a picture with Region 8 News showing the iPaddisplay case inside shattered, and missing all the electronics.

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

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

Sgt. Waterworth stated in anews release that officers with Jonesboro Police, Pocahontas Police andOsceola Police compared notes on similar cases which led to the men beingidentified.

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

PPDsays they are filing the necessary paperwork to acquire warrants for Saturdaymorning's robbery.

According to JPD's preliminarypolice report, the men used hammers to break open the case and stole multipleiPads. Walmart administration and loss prevention wouldn't provide an accuratelist 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 theemergency exit, scaled a retaining wall, went through some bushes and escapedin a gray car.

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

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and bringyou the latest details as they become available on Region 8 News and

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