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Suspect steals woman's car, child's wheelchair ramp

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A woman getting her children ready for school panicked when she saw her vehicle missing from outside her front door.

Jonesboro police said it happened in the 1000-block of Jefferson Avenue early Tuesday morning.

Like every morning this time of year, Sara Thweatt was getting ready to send her children off to school.

“I was outside playing with a family cat that has just migrated to us,” Thweatt said. "It was 7:28 a.m. when I walked in the house. My son said my SUV was missing from the house.”

Looking out the window, her 8-year-old  son noticed that the SUV with his brother's wheelchair ramp attached was not in the driveway.

“He’s a jokester, I thought he was joking,” she said.

Thweatt said she left her keys in the brand new Dodge Journey for just a few minutes as she finished getting her children ready.

The suspect left marks in the family's yard as Thweatt believes they made a quick getaway.

She said she felt hopeless until Tuesday night when she and her husband spotted her vehicle backed into an apartment complex, still running, on Matthews.

"It's amazing that people think they can do what they want to do, you know, and can get away with it," Thweatt said. "I have a good feeling with all the stuff that's happened here recently in the city of Jonesboro they will be caught.”

The vehicle was not damaged but it was ransacked on the inside.

“They left a hammer in it and I mean there were several finger prints on the outside,” Thweatt said.

Police say the suspect scattered papers everywhere.

“I don’t know what they were looking for,” Thweatt said. 

Jonesboro police said they secured the vehicle as they investigate the theft.

They ask anyone with information about the crime to call Crimestoppers at 935-7867 (STOP).

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