Jonesboro police investigate multiple bench thefts

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Jonesboro Police Department have received two different reports of benches that were stolen just days apart.

One report came from a private residence on Jefferson Street, and another from the Pregnancy Resource Center.

"We didn't have them bolted down or anything, but I'm surprised that they took them," said Manager Barbara Younge.

She said she noticed they were missing as she was walking into work Friday morning.

"There was a car parked here so I thought someone was sitting on the benches, when I came up and came around the corner, no one was there and the benches were gone," said Younge.

Sgt. Doug Formon said joke or not, the charges the thieves can face, won't be a laughing matter if they're caught.

"This particular crime is a class A misdemeanor, so you can get up to a $1,000 fine and up to one year in jail," said Formon.

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