Police investigating vandalism at old Shogun restaurant

Police investigating vandalism at old Shogun restaurant

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police are investigating after a vacant building was broken into and vandalized Friday night.

Officers responded to the Shogun restaurant, 2912 Gilmore Dr., around 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

The owner of the property told officers he had last been at the building on Dec. 31, according to the incident report.

When he got there Saturday, he found that someone had forcefully entered the building, damaged the property and stole items.

Officer Gary Jackson wrote in the report that he saw pry marks on a door, near the doorknob.

Once inside the building, which is currently being remodeled, Officer Jackson saw several cans of white paint lying around and paint poured on the walls, counters, floors and a lava rock sculpture.

The owner told police the hardwood floors alone cost about $65,000.

He also said a Black and Decker cordless drill and two fire extinguishers were missing from the building.

The scene was left to be processed by investigators.

The next day, the building owner called the Jonesboro Police Department and said he found the stolen items in the grass near the southwest corner of his property.

If you have any information about who might have broken into the building, contact the Jonesboro Police Department or Crimestoppers at 935-STOP.

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