Prayer bench stolen from Jonesboro neighborhood

Prayer bench stolen from Jonesboro neighborhood

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Residents in one Jonesboro neighborhood are praying they get their stolen goods back.

Friday morning, Melissa Murray and Debbie Spence noticed a bench in their front yard was missing.

But, this was not your typical bench.

"It is a prayer bench," Murray said. "It is where I do my best time with the Lord."

The concrete bench sat under a tree in the front yard and was special to the two women and others in their Tanglewood Drive neighborhood who used it.

"It has just been a very special part of our front yard," Spence said. "We have enjoyed having it for many years and it is just something we thought would be there forever."

Now that the bench is gone, Murray is worried the thieves may come back.

She also says they have taken more than just a bench.

"We have been violated and our serenity and peace and safety and everything has been shaken," Murray said. "Our neighborhood has been a place where we have invited people from all over to come see us and you would love our neighborhood, but I don't think I can do that now."

According to the police report, there was no evidence left at the scene.

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