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JPD: Pharmacy break-in attempt linked to others

Surveillance video image of a suspect in the Medicine Shoppe break-in. (Source: Jonesboro Police Dept.) Surveillance video image of a suspect in the Medicine Shoppe break-in. (Source: Jonesboro Police Dept.)
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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro police suspect two people who tried to break into a pharmacy may be the culprits behind similar break-ins.

Shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday, Officer Nathan Coleman responded to an alarm call at Plaza Pharmacy, 3001 Apache Dr.

According to his initial incident report, someone apparently used a concrete block to shatter the store’s front door.

Surveillance video showed two men walk up to the door from the south side of the parking lot around 12:42 a.m. One of the suspects had a red bandana over his face; the other did not wear a mask.

The first suspect, according to the report, carried a red duffel bag while the other carried a purple backpack.

The video showed the suspects trying several times to break the security glass with a rock and failing to shatter it.

Eventually, the men grabbed the rock and ran from the scene.

While investigating, the store’s owner told Coleman his store in Lake City had been burglarized. Upon watching the video from that break-in, “it is apparent that these are the same subjects from both burglaries,” Coleman reported.

The officer stated he believes they are also the same subjects who broke into the Medicine Shoppe, 325 Southwest Dr., earlier this month.

Anyone with information on these crimes should call Crimestoppers at 935-STOP (7867) or text 935STOP plus a tip to 274637.

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