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Police: Teens burglarize home while mother, daughter inside

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Police are investigating a case where teens are accused of forcing their way into a home with a mother and child inside.

In the initial incident report from Jonesboro police, a 26-year-old woman living in the 400-block of N. Rogers said 3 to 4 young black males, around 17- to 18-years-old showed up at her residence late Monday night just after 9.

A handgun was pointed at the woman after the door was pushed open.

The woman told police one male asked, "Where's Corey?" referring to the victim's boyfriend.

The mother was holding her child at the time and attempted to shut the door on the group, but since she was holding her child she could not get the door shut.

According to the report, the group pushed their way inside and flipped the couch in the living room.

Once inside one of the males reportedly told the woman to turn around or he would shoot her. She then curled up next to the front door and covered up her daughter.

The victim says the males were in her apartment for less than five minutes before taking her cell phone and leaving.

An officer spoke with someone who said the group left in a gold Chevy Impala.

Another Jonesboro police officer noted stopping a light gold Impala with four young black males in it near Allis and Hoover around 1 a.m. Tuesday.

The driver gave the officer permission to search the car where he found two BB gun pistols, among other items. Photos were taken of the items, car, and occupants.

The officer released the individuals.

No one was arrested in the incident, according to the report.

Those responsible could face felony charges, including aggravated residential burglary and first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor.

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