JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - An investigation is underway into a series of possible mini-storage break-ins in Jonesboro.
According to a Jonesboro Police Department incident report, the initial victim noticed something was wrong when he couldn't open his unit at the Best Mini-Storage on Mead Drive.
The report states a maintenance employee told the victim that "the latch mechanism on the door was not the latch that belonged on the door."
The latch, which was black instead of tan, had only been secured by one screw instead of being riveted in as is the standard practice of the company.
The employee cut the latch to the unit. Inside, the victim noticed several items missing.
The employee then noticed that an adjoining unit, that was vacant, had the similar black latch on it.
The employee cut that lock as well and inside the unit, a number of the victim's stolen items were located. However, he told police he was still unable to find a barbeque grill and an armoire.
During an investigation by police, they noticed some units nearby also had altered black latches on them.
Management advised JPD that since the walls do not go all the way to the ceiling, there is a small space at the top of the units where "someone could possibly crawl from one unit to another."
Inside the vacant unit where the victim's property was found, JPD reports there were two step ladders that could have possibly been used in that way.
The incident remains under investigation by the Jonesboro Police Department.
They're working to locate more victims and a potential suspect.
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